Ginette Melanson was born in Moncton, N.B. in 1977. The Acadien artist lives in Dieppe, N.B.. She works predominantly in the medium of acrylic paints.
Ginette's work is inspired by her travel, insticts, nature and current events, with an emphasis on landscapes (cityscapes) and people. Her techniques with palette knives and bright colors create an emotional connection to her art.
Ginette is a self-taught artist who has worked collaboratively with local artists and mentors. She has embraced live painting, pop-up art shows, art battles, international training and more.
The artist's professional career originated in 2014 through a unique collaboration with former painting partner, Julie Arsenault. Gin&Julz works are truly unique in that each painting was created by the two artists working together on the same canvas.
Her personal talents were recognized within a broader audience when Ginette captured finalist positions at the provincial Art Battle Championships 2015 and 2016. Winning the provincial championship in 2017 led Ginette to compete at 2017 Art Battle finals in Toronto, On., followed by the 2018 regional championship in Moncton, N.B., where she captured top spot once again.
Ginette was selected to participate in the Canada 150 Art Acquisitions program for N.B. schools, has participated in Symposium BDC in 2017 and 2018, and also is a member of The Restigouche Gallery.
Internationally, the artist perfected her skills at Shankill Castle Art Residency, Ireland and La Macina Di San Cresci, Italy in October 2017.
Since 2018, her solo exhibitions include Assumption Gallery, Moncton Gallery, Cafe c'est la Vie; Moncton, N.B. along with Gallery Nineteen Nineteen, Halifax, N.S. Some of her work is currently for sale at the Gallery Starving Artist Cafe in Moncton.
Most recently, Ginette was selected for a most prestigious representation when her art was selected as the official logo for the 2019 World Acadien Congress, an international gathering of Acadiens from across the globe to held in Moncton, N.B. in August 2019