Laurence Saunois

Born in 1966 near Paris, Laurence Saunois has always loved drawing. At 17, her mother decided to enroll her in the Beaux Arts de Paris. Her artistic file was accepted. Unfortunately, she was not 18 years old and her administrative file was refused. For 10 years, she did not touch a pencil. One Christmas day, a friend gave her an oil painting box, a canvas and some brushes. It was a revelation. She discovered color and the pleasure of painting. She tested all the pictorial techniques, realized a few paintings while working in large companies. In 1997, she left Parisian life to settle in the family house in the Lot and radically change her life. She restored her grandfather's old house, created a 6000 m2 landscape garden and discovered, thanks to the internet, the Society of Animal Artists in the USA, the oldest and most prestigious animal art organization in the world. For 4 years, she works at night and can thus, during the day, paint canvases that she will present in the USA. Her application is accepted. The adventure begins. In 2007, she decides to make her passion her profession.
She continues to exhibit in the USA and in many other countries. In 2010, she is elected International Artist of the Year at the prestigious BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year contest. She became a member of the International Guild of Realism in the USA and of the Taylor Foundation in France. The Art Renewal Center, the largest figurative art organization in the world, awarded her the title of Associate Living Master. Since then, she has never ceased to highlight the beauty of nature through her work.

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