Laurence Saunois

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Laurence Saunois


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Born in 1966 near Paris, this self-taught artist has always drawn. At the age of 17, her mother took her to the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Her artistic file is accepted but her administrative file is refused because she is not yet 18 years old. 10 years later, for Christmas, a friend gave her a box of oil paint tubes. It's a revelation. She discovers colour.
In 1997, she leaves behind her Parisian life. In 2007, she decided to make her passion her profession. She became Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists and The International Guild of Realism - USA. In 2010, in England, She won the International Artist of the Year Award at the prestigious BBC International Contest. Since, her work has been regularly awarded and exhibited in the United States and in many other countries. In 2018, the prestigious Art Renewal Center Foundation awarded her the title of Associate Living Master.

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