Ginette Beaulieu, b.1954 –
Ginette Beaulieu was born in Amqui, Quebec. She was always passionate about drawing and in particular, was drawn to the techniques of the Renaissance masters, of which she completed formal training from 1979-1980.
Beaulieu is educated in art restoration and in ancient painting techniques. She defines herself as a hyperrealist painter and uses oil, pastel and pencil in her work. Her work is distinguished by the use of mediums that she develops from decanted oils and natural pigments. She has an ongoing interest in expanding her knowledge in this area through contemporary research on classic techniques.
Beaulieu occupies an enviable place in the artistic community of Quebec. Notably, she was selected three times by the International Society of Fine Arts to exhibit her work at an international exhibition at the Carrousel of the Louvre Museum in Paris. In 2007, she became an associate member of the National Society of Fine Arts in Paris.
Also of note, the Québec publishing house of Anne Sigier printed a book about Beaulieu’s work in 1994. Her most recent works are published in a second volume entitled, Ginette Beaulieu Art and Light. The book was launched at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec and presents 27 paintings that feature fictional women and still life paintings. The publisher notes the artist “…continues her artistic approach, a quest for beauty sought in the depth of her models’ gaze or in the tranquility of her compositions, a search that unfolds in a dazzling pictorial technique.” There is also a focus on the processes that Beaulieu uses throughout the volume.
As a professional painter for more than 35 years, Beaulieu’s work has been exhibited extensively in Canada, the United States and France. Her work is held in notable public and private collections throughout the world.