Marina Dieul was born in the Brittany region of France by the sea. She showed a precocious talent for painting and drawing at a very young age and her family encouraged her artistry. She passed the baccalaureate at Lettre-Arts, followed by studies at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lorient.
As a child Dieul loved animals, most particularly her cats and her rabbit, and this great love has continued all her life. She completed her first impressive trompe-l'oeil painting of a rabbit when she was only 14.
Marina Dieul is best known for her lush paintings of small animals and figures in trompe-l'oeil style, full of humor and poetry. It is this marriage of extraordinary technical accomplishment and keen sensitivity and empathy to her subjects that makes Dieul's work so mesmerizing to her many admirers and collectors. In her studio she is surrounded by the many cats she fosters for a no-kill shelter in Montreal, as well as other surprising and sweet relationships with animals including, most recently a squirrel.
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