ABOUT THE ARTIST
Paula DeRyckere-LeBlanc interprets the modern child, not an archaic, idealized version. That's why so many see their child, their grandchild, or even their own childhood memories in Paula's artwork. She accomplishes this interpretation through highly-detailed, realistic portrayals in a variety of media such as coloured pencil on illustration board, watercolour and gouache.
Fuelled by gallery exhibitions and juried art festivals, Paula's art has a wide appeal and can be found in private collections across Canada and the United States.
"The Canadian-born artist captures the poignant, yet seemingly insignificant moments in childhood to which anyone can relate."
Paula LeBlanc is a trained Artist and Graphic Designer. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the University of Windsor, Ontario in 1994. Shortly after completing the honours degree, she attended Sheridan College in Oakville, ON where she received a Post-Graduate certificate in Computer Graphics. In 1995, while attending extension classes in Illustration and Computer Graphics at the Centre for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI, two of her designs were chosen as first and second place for the Hagopian Rug Collection Rug Design Competition.
Starting in 1995, Paula worked at honing her graphic design and production skills in studios in the Windsor area. In 1999, shortly after marrying her husband, Adrien, she started her own home-based graphic design studio – Design of the Times. She has worked on many successful projects, including work for Windsor Regional Hospital and Garderie Franco-Sol. Paula recently donated the original coloured pencil painting, “Uplifting” to Windsor Regional Children’s Centre Healing Arts Program for their “Jazz Up the Arts” auction.
Paula was the Art Director at Windsor Chapel Funeral Homes for 6 years and has recently re-established her boutique art and graphic design studio.
She and her husband have three children.