• American and European Paintings •
• Celebrating 28 Years of Excellence •
Marina Dieul was born in Guerande, France in 1971. "As long as I can remember, I spent most of my childhood drawing, painting and creating sculptures, always experimenting with various techniques and mediums". Marina's Father, who was an architect, also encouraged her to pursue her artistic talents by taking her to many museums. She loved to borrow her Father's architectural books and magazines to hone her skills by trying to reproduce some of Leonardo daVinci's drawings or paintings by Durer. "I also had pet cats and rabbits, and loved riding horses, which were also often subjects of my drawings!"
Marina pursued her artist studies by attending Ecole des Beaux-Arts and graduated with honors. While attending art school she met her husband Philippe, a very skilled woodworker, cabinet maker and sculptor.
In 2000, Marina and Philippe moved to Quebec to "experiment with something new". Marina's artist reputation began to flourish not only as a portrait artist, but as a master of Trompe-l'oeil painting (paintings created "to fool the eye"). She is currently a member of The Portrait Society of America, The Portrait Society of Canada, The International Guild of Realism, and has the honor of being selected as a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center.
Marina, Philippe and their two daughters have found a great balance of life, by spending at least two months during summers in France. This allows time for visiting families, museums, castles, and all the riches France has to offer.
In recent years Marina has perhaps become best known for her cute animal paintings.
"I think that with the little Trompe-l'oeil series of animal paintings, I am more myself than ever. It all began purely by accident. We caught a wild mouse in our house, and then it escaped. My daughters then wanted some pet mice, which we keep in my studio. We all enjoy holding the mice, which allows me to photograph them for reference, to incorporate into my paintings. Many of our friends have other pets; cats, rabbits, dogs, chickens, etc. which I borrow to paint as well."
Robert Paul Galleries is proud to show the works of Marina Dieul to the American collector.
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