650 Concession 17 West, Tiny
Guest of Hilary Slater
Ginette is a visual artist living in Midland Ontario. She has a Fine Arts degree from Nipissing University (North Bay, Ontario) where she studied under Paul Kelly and Dennis Geden. She has also studied pottery and hand-building sculpture under Keith Campbell at Canadore College (North Bay). All these artists have been instrumental in developing her unique technique by encouraging her to pursue a very individual artistic path. Finally, since joining the Midland artistic community, Ginette has started to develop her individual mark. She is currently working on a series of landscapes, using a full palette of bright colours and palette knives.
"When painting a landscape, I let the colours drive the composition and the palette. The characteristic Northern Ontario scenery has fueled my imagination for over 30 years. The Canadian Shield inspires the elements of my composition: however, I inject bright colours to bring my work to a different level of representation. I call my current series Postcards from the Imagination because my work represents fictional scenery, although one could feel familiar with what is depicted on the canvas. I work in acrylics, using vibrant colours spread with palette knives.
My drawings and illustrations have a more controlled treatment, although I move into the imaginary rapidly during the execution, My palette remains vibrant regardless of the media used. I prefer to work in graphite, coloured pencils, oil pastels, markers and ink, and will use collage and découpage."