Born in 1978 in St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Marie-Andrée Leblond became interested in drawing at the age of twelve and began to learn oil painting in a self-taught way at the age of fourteen.
At the age of 18, she found herself obliged to study for a living. "I studied commercial illustration, but it was very stressful and there wasn't enough freedom for me," she says. Subsequently, I won the Brossard Spring Visual Arts Audience Award in 1999, which caught the attention of Gilles Brown of the Clarence Gagnon Gallery, where I exhibited in October of the same year. Funny fact, when Gilles took a look at my portfolio, he thought I must be at least 55 years old. When he first saw me, he asked me why my mother, the artist, was not with me. I told him that I was the artist, and he was very surprised.'' Marie-Andrée Leblond's first opening was a great success: the whole production was sold out in three hours. And success continues.
She has traveled to the United States, Europe and Africa, and her works too. Recognizing her possibilities and with great ambition, she always wants to learn from her work. Today, her paintings are mostly acrylics in water-colored ink, a technique she adopted for the richness of colors.