Michelle St. Laurent is a wonderful Disney Fine Art painter and has had a dream eversince she was a child to become an artist. She began painting at the age of 6 and asked for a new paint set on every birthday. In the first grade she entered a poster contest creating a painting of all the Disney characters marching in a parade. The judges disqualified her because they could not believe she had done the painting by herself without tracing. Her disappointment fueled her determination to become an artist. Filling many sketchbooks by the age of ten, Michelle began working with pastels drawing portraits of singers and movie stars. She won first place in a local art show and her piece was displayed in the towns City Hall.
Michelle made it her goal to become a Disney Artist when her family moved to Florida at the age of 16. She worked in the Magic Kingdom throughout high school then attended the Art Institute in Ft. Lauderdale, majoring in Advertising and Design.
Michelle was hired by Disney Design Group where she has spent the last ten years creating artwork for Disneys Theme Park Merchandise and special events. She trained, worked and was inspired by Disney legend Ralph Kent for the first 6 years. Michelle began painting for the Disney Galleries in 1998, and became a true Disney artist. Her talent evolved with each piece. "Through my paintings I aspire to recreate the classic Disney magic, which allows each of us to be a kid again. Michelles work has been featured at Disneys Festival of the Masters, Epcots Food and Wine Festival, Magic Kingdoms 999 Happy Haunts Event, Disneyana Conventions and Disney Cruise Line.
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