I’m excited to share the work of Geneviève Marquis with you today. She has a true talent for drawing and illustration. Her shop, called Mademoiselle G, was one of the first I fell in love with when I discovered Etsy.
Geneviève’s work is influenced by costume history and fairy tales. There is a certain amount of mystery, fantasy, and twistedness about them that I find really compelling.
She finds inspiration in historic portraits, old photos, and films. Geneviève combines all that imagery in her mind and then puts it to paper with pen and ink. She also creates some of the most charming art dolls I’ve seen.
Geneviève is from Montreal, Canada but now lives in Brussels, Belgium.
I own two of her prints. The first is called Dilemma, a portrait of siamese twins from the 1920s. The other is the sweet rococo Marie Guillotine. Both of them perfectly portray Geneviève’s talent at combining sweet with disturbing. The prints are currently in my office at work, and I love them.
Geneviève is running a really great sale in the Mademoiselle G shop, so hurry over to Etsy by June 30! All prints and dolls are 20% off.