Painter, sculptor and ceramicist (Raku), Ginet Leblond surprises with her great love of the past.
Born in Beauport, Quebec in 1951, this alchemist transforms painting into another time. She studied Visual Arts at Laval University and studied drawing at the Musée de Québec. She also took private courses for a few years. She then taught drawing and painting for twenty years.
When she met her husband Marc-André Fortin, he introduced her to Quebec antiques, being himself an enthusiast. Her partner takes care of restoring all the objects she paints. She sometimes depicts scenes dating back to the French regime but more the period from 1860 to 1920. This kind of approach requires special research. The first step is to find these old objects and make sure they are suitable for her work. Subsequently, another stage begins, that of the bibliographical research of period subjects. Then comes the composition. She works with the angles of these antique pieces and the visual effects are often fascinating.
In the lines and cracks of the old wood, she sees the past. Under her brush, scenes are reborn, the shepherd bringing his sheep to the field, the grandfather with the nostalgic look smoking a pipe, picking apples in autumn, or sleigh ride, and these are just a few examples of scenes expressing yesteryear.