Jessie Bélisle is a young self-taught contemporary artist, from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Her creation began in 2011, while she was working in Montreal, where she immersed herself daily in the culture of the visual arts.
For Jessie, there are no rules in the Art. As an intuitive artist, she holds herself only to one constraint: never fall into the Ego. The pleasure of creation must remain her main motivation.
Jessie’s main inspirations are spirituality and openness. In 2019, her adventure to the Burning Man festival definitely affected her creation. Ever since, her style can be described as more mystic or even cosmic. The year 2019 would certainly be considered a turning point in her career, allowing her to create new, more powerful works. She now attracts a wider clientele, coming from as far as the American West Coast.
Jessie has presented three solo exhibitions in the past few years, and sees her audience grow at every show. As a permanent artist at the Galerie du Vieux Saint-Jean, she is surrounded by world renowned artists from Canada and around the world. With these artists, she has been learning and exchanging knowledge for nearly 5 years.
After several years of exploration, we now recognize the artist’s signature by her vibrant and contrasting palette. Buyers have been charmed by her portraits because of their electrifying looks, also by her abstract pieces, which are classified as unique and refreshing. Her work is constantly evolving due to her ambition, but above all, because of her love for the creative process, which she uses as a tool for introspection.
Each work is a story that belongs to Us. My paintings navigate in different dimensions, and even if they seem unreal, I promise that they exist in a place where the vision is superfluous. Intuition is my favorite tool, and I like to believe that my paintings are a perfect balance between order and chaos.
The energy released by a piece, or the effect it can have on its viewer is absolutely fundamental for me. Being a reiki master, but also passionate about the power of colors, I am more than fascinated by the impact a piece will have after leaving the studio. The intention behind the creation, respecting the principles of reiki, will influence the energy that the canvas will carry. The focal points will be determined according to a sacred geometry, applied subtly, allowing the works to respect natural laws.
Some paintings have stimulating power, while others will be more soothing. Sometimes I allow myself to mix this contrast of euphoria and relaxation through abstraction; which allows us to rediscover the work every time we look at it. The observer will focus on what he/she needs at that moment.
So I work tirelessly to stay connected to my essence. I create what I believe in, here and now. I can’t wait to see what the Jessie of the future thinks of the artistic process that I offer you today, because like flowers, I bloom every spring.
Welcome to my universe, welcome to your universe.
|2018, 2019||Reiki master, Manon Ducap private school, Montreal, Quebec|
|2018||Meditation Seminar with Mata Amritanandamayi Indian Guru, Toronto, Ontario|
|2010||Dispensing optician , Cégep Édouard Montpetit, Longueuil, Québec|
|2020||Unlock your Potential, Online courses by Emma Gannon on Skillshare, Devon, United Kingdom|
|2020||Make a Living as an Artist, Online courses by Brooke Glaser on Skillshare, Portland, Oregon|
|2020||Watercolor Portrait, Online courses by Melissa Lee on Skillshare, Northern California|
|2019||Burning Man, group project , Black Rock City, Nevada|
|2019||Realism, Private workshop with master painter Jean-Pierre Neveu, Upton, Quebec|
|2019||To be Magnetic, Online manifestation course with Lacy Philips, Los Angeles, California|
|2017||Creation with intuition, Workshop with the artist Gabrielle Dumont, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec|
|2016||Exploration, Private workshop with artist Sophie Lebeuf, Saguenay, Quebec|
Permanent residence in gallery
|2021||FooLPRoof Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado|
|2021||Galerie le Hangart, Vancouver, British Columbia|
|2017 to today||Galerie du Vieux St-Jean, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec|
|2020, 2021||Abstraction and Intuition, Online workshop , Montréal, Québec|
|2020||Guided meditation for mental health support during Covid, online workshop, Montreal, Quebec|
|2018 to 2020||Discovery of meditation by creative trance, Private studio, Saint-Jean sur Richelieu, Québec|
|2018||Women’s circle (empowerment), Private studio , Montréal, Québec|
|2021||Awareness – West and Main, Denver, Colorado|
|2019||Goddess Vision – Solo exhibition, Voskins, Montréal, Québec|
|2018||Sky is Not the Limit – Galerie du Vieux St-Jean, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec,|
|2014||Georges Laoun present Jessie Bélisle – MBAQ, Montréal, Québec|
|2021||Motherfunk Art show – Nurture, Denver, Colorado|
|2021||RiNo Showcase – Denver, Colorado|
|2021||Inside Her Studio x – Dairy block, Denver, Colorado|
|2016||The cat show – Galerie du Vieux St-Jean, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec|
|2016||Mtl Expose – Galerie 203, Montréal, Québec|
|2015||Black History Month – Georges Laoun Optician, Montréal, Québec|