“Form the depths of the ocean to the beauty of what each season can offer us in its simplest form; my inspiration is a tribute to nature, to its rhythms, its movements, its different sets of lights and transparencies which amaze, brings joy and remind us of the essentials.”
My Art is an invitation to a world that inspires calm, serenity, abundance... I use mixed media and incorporate a variety of raw materials into my artwork for a multi-dimensional experience.”
‘At 6 years of age, I received my first box of ‘real pastels’. It was the best gift ever! I remember the subtle green almond color of the box, and inside, discovering with wonder the wide palette with all the variations of color, the rich and smooth texture of the pastels. I made good use of it. Drawing came naturally to me. It took me to a universe where my imagination was the limits. I needed it.’
As a young adult in Paris, while working in the corporate field, Jeanne also continued drawing, painting and was very involved in the vibrant Parisian arts and culture scene. After moving to Canada. She worked for public and private
organizations in the areas of PR and project management. However, she continued to remain active in the arts/culture circle, coordinating events like the ‘Queen west Art Crawl’.
Festival which is a staple in the arts event season. She curated and produced ’QWAC-Fiti’, a first-time event in Toronto, gathering top Canadian street artists to perform in front of a live audience. She participated in organizing a mobile exhibition with Gallery 1313 for “the Greenbelt’ foundation where well established Canadian artists showcased their arts in different cities of Ontario’s Greenbelt, finishing with an event at the ROM.
Her professional activities then took her to central /west Africa for the development of projects in the mining sector. During these years in Africa, she worked very closely with local communities, discovering multiple facets of richness. She was privileged to participate in a number of events and celebrations among the Fangs, Bamouns, Bamilekes; settings where ‘Culture’, ‘Art’ and ‘Tradition’ are not
separable concepts. Art is present everywhere and is an integral part of life since it expresses an identity, a belief, a story... It was an enlightenment!
In 2017, after a serious accident, it became obvious to her that she was going to be entirely dedicated to her art and creativity. Ideas started coming in waves. She was compelled to explore new and unusual techniques which could best translate her ideas. She has found a unique, recognizable style which has now become a trademark of her work. She participated in various Art shows in Canada and her work is in demand internationally.
Sea Urchin & Corals #1, Mixed Media and Gold Leaves, 61 x 76,2 cm
In the Green #4, Mixed Media and Gold Leaves, 91,44 x 91,44 cm
Rose garden, lichens & Leaves #1, Mixed Media and Gold Leaves, 91,44 x 91,44 cm