Marcelle LeBlanc: Between Nature and Dreams
Having grown up in a small town in the prairies, as a child, I had the freedom to imagine and explore the outdoors. I continue to embrace this way of being and find beauty and delight in nature. Working from observation and imagination, I develop my painting intuitively. The process of painting is uncertain - a discovery. I work in the abstract expressionist manner while moving around the canvas.
Through my brush strokes and colour choices and the images that arise from them, I hope to invite an emotional response in the viewer.
When I first began painting, I worked with watercolour. I gradually added more media - ink, acrylic, and oil - to my repertoire and began painting "en plein air." Now I choose the medium that feels most suitable. The principles that guide my art-making have also evolved, becoming a conversation with nature, eternal themes, and an expression of the internal quietude.
Marcelle LeBlanc is an emerging visual artist. Her art evolves from her connection with nature. She creates with various media, moving through the painting intuitively in an abstract-expressionist style. Her studies include classes, workshops and residencies through the University of Regina, the Life Long Learning centre, the Art Gallery of Regina, Emma Lake, and CARFAC. Her paintings are held in numerous private collections.