Genevieve Simard Beaulieu
emerging Quebec painter
“Gebs” speaks a universal artistic language in a unique way.
Animated by an interior fire which lets out works of art of eclectic styles, her inspired creations, as contemporary as naïve or abstract, meet the varied aspirations of art lovers.
His original paintings are unpublished, vibrant with spontaneity and colors with generous textures!
Nature, the great outdoors inspire me, a feeling of inner freedom lives in me, an infinite connection makes everything possible. The vibrant impulse, the free gestures and a fiery energy shape my paintings. The abstract becomes my language.
Intuition and spontaneity take me to waves of inspiration where time stands still. Creation is born from the Present Moment. Everything that hatches is an inner outpouring carried by the constant movement of life.
On the canvas, the dance of my fingers, the freedom and fluidity of my hands connect me to the richness of movement that emerges at every moment, the pure sensation of creative expression takes hold of my whole being. Then come the brushstrokes and the surge of spatulas. The vibrant colors, textures and layering are both a play and a ride between my inner connection and the deep desire to express myself and paint the Sacred. Expressionism brings my works to life.
In this space-time, on the blank canvas, the fusion of two obvious facts is propelled: the Divine that passes through me revealing a fundamentally immortal reality and that of the emotions and thoughts that emerge from the daily life of my human reality
My Art reveals the connection between my inner universe and the outer world which makes the invisible visible. This alchemical dance generates a real leaven of inspiration, giving birth to abstract works revealing meaning. The universal language of visual art that touches and inspires speaks for itself.
Don't children's drawings still touch our hearts? We carry this heart of the child who makes drawings within us… for life.
Buried and sometimes even deeply forgotten, the first (unexpected) gift I received from my two loving little boys Leonardo and Gabriel was to reconnect with this naivety.
The purity of childhood revealed to me a fundamental need in me: that of creating in simplicity, fun, playfulness and lightness. These precious beings allowed me to rediscover this child's impulse of simplicity and to reconnect with this enchanting world where everything is pure, beautiful and purified of the mind.
Naive art imposed itself on me. Trees and flowers transformed into living beings of Mother Nature began to dance on my canvases, speaking to me of emotions and joy.
Completely immersed in wonder, my collection of naive paintings was "born"! It's your turn to let yourself be immersed in the heart of these paintings and to feel your inner child awakening.
Meet Geneviève and her story
Dreamer and adventurer, it took me a long time to feel my two feet rooted on Earth!
My life path has taken the “road less traveled” and has often led me along cross paths. How many riches have nevertheless "forged" me, of self-discovery in personal transformation, of exploration of my interior worlds and of the mysteries of the human being on a spiritual journey…, I have walked a lot… my life!
Since my childhood, creativity in different forms was my signature and has always occupied an essential place in my life. From the age of 5, I learned the piano. In high school, I made my place in the music concentration group for the 5 years. My favorite (not ordinary) instrument is the alto saxophone. At 17, making and creating clothes took the place of artistic expression. I obtained two DEP, one in clothing making and the other in leather clothing and accessories design.
Disillusioned by the job market, which, as a seamstress, did not really leave open to the flowering of my imagination, I decided to take her backpack and set off to explore our great Canada. After a few months of pack-bag travel, I sorely missed the taste and the need to create! Obviously, I am coming home to Quebec. As soon as I return home, a new form of creation attracts me: painting. It was the first time that I dipped brushes in the colors… It was not the last. A love story, a real passion was born!
Since I was 19, I have explored the world of painting in different ways, with different styles and points of view… Trained with different painters, I started to participate at exhibitions, paintings were sold in Quebec and Western Canada.
It is in 2009, that I enter the world of massage therapy or rather that massage therapy enters me and unexpectedly, it will propel my art in an organic way, an art that touches, that vibrates, that lives by dance with my hands on the canvas. Since that day, I feel, I know what "creating" is. I found a balance of life between touch and material, the body, care and imagination, the creation and dance of colors, painting and the sliding of oil on the body. Everything is ONE.
My mission is clear, to offer who I Am through the extension of my heart by my hands in massage therapy, Essene energy treatments or by the creation of works of art. Both soothe the body, the heart, the soul and the Spirit.
Today at 40, I finally feel free, mature and ready to assume my life, not only as an artist "Gebs", a self-taught Quebec painter, but also as a co-creator of the beauty of the world and , above all, quite simply, ready to fully assume my Life as a woman, mother and artist of the Living in this new world which is being created at high speed and which needs that we contribute to it.