For about twenty years now, Ginet Leblond has been painting on antique wood. It is the material she is the most confortable with. Specifically, she works on ancient wood furniture or ancient doors from Quebec.
When she met her husband Marc-André Fortin, he introduced her to Quebec antiques, himself being passionate about them for about thirty years. Now her partner, he restores all of the antiques she paints on. She sometimes paints scenes going back to the french regime but mostly scenes from the period between 1860 and 1920. This type of work requires some particular research. First she must find the antiques and then make sure they will end themselves to her work. The next step is a bibliographic research of the period subjects, then comes the composition of the piece.
She now feels the need to go even further in this adventure. Working on ancient doors has opened a broader possibility of subjects, plus a new challenge arises with the different shapes of these antiques. She uses a lot of the patterns in the wood to enhance her composition. She also uses eye teasers in her work and sometimes the visual effects are quite fascinating. She adds objects and subjects to her composition that bring into play the different shapes of the antiques. Her desire for exploring colors and lights has corne to maturity, it's an evolution that one can sense in her works.
She's been painting for almost thirty (30) years. She taught painting and drawing for twenty (20) years. Before that, she studied arts at Laval University and also studied drawing at the Museum of Quebec along with a few years of private courses.
Ginet Leblond hopes to transmit to people the desire to appreciate all the splendor and beauty of these antiques. A while back, she experimented with sculpture and wishes to go back to it as a addition to her paintings.