How did you discover collage?

I had a revelation about 2 years ago during an arts and crafts day with a friend when I was doing a  mixed media project. I’ve been exploring this technique and discovering my style ever since.

What did you like about the collage medium?

I’m an artist with a strong rational side. Working on a composition from something that already exists allows me more creativity, without the self-censure that comes with drawing or painting.

How would you describe your style?

My approach to the collage experience is not about representing reality or changing it.  I prefer to express myself by color, composition, and texture. It often begins with a human face or a feeling. I’m an intuitive artist and my art changes as I work. I’m searching for balance and an aesthetic, without seeking perfection. I prefer like smaller sized creations and fine little details.

In one word, what makes you unique?

Balance and aesthetic  ( oops 2 words)

Where do you find you collage material? What are your favorite magazines?

I take magazines from people who don’t need them  anymore. Otherwise, I keep all kinds of little things ( beads, wood, feathers) which I incorporate into my collages.


Any advice for a newcomer collagist?

As a beginner myself, it would be weird to give advice, but I will say first of all that you need to create for yourself, and if someone likes it, good for you!

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Shany LeBlanc
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