Aulie met Aune Sand, and helped him with a movie called Dis in Cairo. Aulie was more or less taken into the Sand family of artists. With support and encouragement from the Sand family to pursue her art ambitions, Aulie was enrolled in the Oslo Drawing and Painting School (Oslo Tegne og Maleskole).
Aulie in turn encouraged the Sands to open art galleries, and Galleri Sand was eventually opened at both Grünerløkka and Briskeby, Aulies art has been sold there for over 10 million Norwegian kroner.
The art historian Stig Andersen has criticised Aulie"s (and Sand"s) artwork as being "soft pornography". In a newspaper advertisement for her work, Aulie used images of her buttocks.
Although small images were printed in Aftenposten, the newspaper declined to publish advertisements where the images were considerably larger.