Born 1971, France
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 Canada, where she now lives with her family. Her work has received numerous awards and honours, including the Kingston Prize, the Portrait Society of Canada, the Artist Magazine, and International Artist Magazine, among others.
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 two Awards of Exceptional merit at the Portrait Society of America’s international competitions. She has been selected as a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center.
Marina Dieul is known for her animals and figures paintings in trompe-l'oeil style, full of humour and poetry. She works in her Montreal studio surrounded by the many cats she fosters for a no-kill shelter in Montreal.