Guy Labbé begins his painting journey in 1978. His first style is meticulous and prioritize the light. Still, he refuses to accept the hyperrealist label given to his work.
In the early 90s’, the human subjects slowly disappeared from his work in favour of nature. Trees in the wind, moved in a moment of passion, close to breaking, now appear in his painting and are at the origin of his reputation.
During the last decade, Guy Labbé has developed a freer relationship with colours. His paintings are now created with strong movements, omnipresent light, and a spontaneous composition. His paintings are still an ode to nature, but, more than ever, the saturated and urgent colours are an invitation towards introspection. His art talks directly to the soul.