Biography of Harold Aupetit

Born in France in 1976, self-taught Oil painter, Harold Aupetit studied graphics and print techniques in the prestigious Parisian high school for graphic arts Estienne. He began painting to fulfil his creative needs and his fascination of visual expression.

In 2008 he moved to Austria, where he is living with his wife and two children in a beautiful suburb of Vienna. He found there stimulating subjects in a perfect harmony between urban and countrified environment. Finding inspiration from nature, cityscapes or through people. He became enamoured with the traditional Vienna and its architecture, its people way of life, the cosy ambiance of Viennese coffee houses, colourful landscapes; graceful moments of life. His modern figurative style relate a poetic atmosphere where colour harmony invites to tranquillity. Spending many hours dedicated to the creation of his works, quickly sketching on plein air or in his studio for more complex artworks. His ambition is to capture aesthetical moments, as if you would make a break in you busy day to day life and rediscover the beauty surrounding, the emotional essence of the architecture or landscape through contrasted and colourful perspectives.