Céline Léveillée presents « Retour aux sources », a project in which she advocates strengthening the movement to return to local consumption. The exhibition shows close-ups representing products found in our vegetable gardens and public markets.
Initiated a few years ago, the movement to return to local consumption is amplified by COVID-19 pandemic and the result of restrictive measures. These events mark the conscience by restricting our freedom in our social relations and our movements. The omnipresence on social networks of the movement that encourages local consumption lead Céline Léveillée to present a collection of paintings that take root in community life. She wants to bring comfort and allow us to cultivate and appreciate our environment.
In this exhibition, the artist presents close-ups on gallery canvas. Some are often inspired by what we have in our vegetable gardens and public markets, while others represent the result and/or of the process of social activity. These paintings bear witness to the richness of our environment and delight our senses.
Born in Sherbrooke, Céline Léveillée discovered in high school the pleasure of mixing and applying paint. As a young adult, she tought art classes for children during which young people experimented with different techniques and mediums. She began an oil painting course in 2007, and this medium became her own. It lead her to enroll in training with various professional artists.
In 2014, she left her position as a daycare educator to undertake a certificate in visual arts at the University of Sherbrooke. This helped her to affirm her personal style and supports her favorite subject which is still life.
She has participated in several group exhibitions as well as numerous events across the province.