With increasing pressure as business expanded, Ladouceur felt the need to focus on his private interests and commit to an activity he mastered totally. If some appreciate social gatherings, festivals, idle conversations as pressure outlets, an artist, like Jean-Paul, had to take refuge into his "private bubble", with his canvas and brushes to enjoy the freedom of painting.

If for some, it is incomprehensible that one isolates oneself from fellow humans and furthermore likes it,… for an artist, it is finally the moment he reaches freedom to express himself. When this liberty extends to choosing any direction he pleases, it becomes a moment of supreme serenity and pleasure. As this realization dawned, Ladouceur became invested deeper in his art.

Face to face with himself