I am a self taught artist who works in oil, watercolor and mixed media. My artwork ranges from depicting the beauty and wonder of nature, meant to show just how beautiful the earth is, the life on it and how precious, colorful and diverse everything around us is, to artwork that hopefully also draws change bringing attention to the suffering of animals on this planet. Depicting the perfection of nature and the beauty and balance, has opened my eyes to how important all earthlings and plants are, it has awakened and made me more aware.
Now I must also depict what is not so perfect. The way we mistreat and exploit animals, the way we look away, this reality has given me much pain and it is therefore important to me, to try to help bring change through art. Creating these images is painful and I don’t relish thinking about the suffering all day every day, it is very difficult. However I feel responsible as a visitor on this planet to do something. Besides it would be too easy a way out to just escape in to the perfect world of natural beauty without at least trying to use my talent to maybe raise awareness to that that needs fixing. I hope people will stop and think. Painfully but also joyfully yours ~ Ginette