Winner of the Prestigious Saks Galleries Purchase Award 2014 American Art Invitational Children's Hospital Colorado
French artist, Marina Dieul conveys humor and poetry in her paintings of liberated household petite souris and chat. Each finely tuned painting of her captivating portraits depicts the acrobatic skills of pet mice traversing high wires, teasing mesmerized felines, which oblige us to look further. These playful and lyrical vignettes communicate a unique style of realism and trompe l’oeil painting.
Marina charms the observers of her fresh work with delight - leaving us wanting more. Marina gives us more with her compelling portrayals of innocence in paintings of soulful looking youth beckoning us beyond the realms of our known dimension.
Marina Dieul was born in France. She showed great interest in painting and drawing from an early age, and her family encouraged her vocation. In early 2000, she moved to Montreal, Canada, where she now lives. She has since studied with Tim Stotz and Michelle Tully, former students of Ted Seth Jacobs. Her work has received numerous awards and honors, including the Kingston Prize, Salon International (Greenhouse Gallery), the Artist Magazine, and has been extensively profiled in International Artist Magazine, among others. "Stroke of Genius " #2 and #3 (published by North Light Books) also features her work.
Most recently she won the William Bouguereau, Best of Show Award, and first place in the drawing category at the Art Renewal Center Salon, the Best of Show in the "Inspiring Figures" exhibition (Butler Institute of American Art) and an Award of Exceptional merit at the Portrait Society of America’s international competition. She is a member of the Portrait Society of Canada, the Portrait Society of America, and has been selected as a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center.