Classically trained in Europe, Stella LeBlanc came to the US in 2005 from France. Her obsession with her current macaroon collection came from hours of studying them in windows in French patisseries as a child.
The idea of repeating them into rows and squares gives the viewer an almost wallpaper feel and the larger it gets the more abstract the piece becomes as the macaroons more or less stay the same size.
“From my very first encounter with painting I was passionately in love with it and I am a painter, I believe, until the very end. I have no particular agenda, or an idea that I exploring, instead my journey is about the process of painting in which the painter connects with the material and the subject to expose things and feelings that may be invisible or unexpressed. I love the intuition part of the painting process, not knowing where it may take you, what it may demand of you and what will want to be expressed.”
I am humbled by people who have loved my work to buy it, put it up in their homes and businesses, take it to other countries with them. I feel very deep appreciation for this very important part that the viewer of my work plays in this equation. I know that everyone that sees the beauty in my work, sees it in themselves.”