‘Possessed by Fire’ by Edith Lebeau
Artist: Edith Lebeau
Title: ‘Possessed by Fire’
Medium: Acrylic on Wood
Dimensions: 16” x 12”
Framing: Unframed – Sides Painted, Ready to Hang
Year of Creation: 2018
About the Painting:
“My work focuses on the subject of mental health. I like to depict women that are strong in their fragilities. We are all hiding our own flaws, weaknesses, problems, issues or fears and I’m trying here to illustrate the beauty and strength in facing them.
‘Possessed by Fire’ is one of my darkest pieces. It’s about embracing darkness.” – Edith Lebeau
About the Artist:
Edith Lebeau is a Canadian artist based on the north shore of Montreal, Quebec. She spends most of her time painting in her studio with her Evil cat named Jack. For some time, Lebeau lived in the countryside, surrounded by fields, forest and a distant horizon line. Lebeau tells stories through the portraits that she creates. She paints strong female figures intricately paired with fauna and flora elements that are facing their own insecurities.
In her newest body of work she is exploring through the eyes of different woman characters, the various fears and dark emotions that we have in the deepest recesses of our mind. These women are left alone with these feelings and fears that we ourself try to forget and try to bury.
She draws inspiration from her own experiences as well as from nature, pop culture, movies, music videos and fairytales.