Marina Dieul

Home: Montréal, Québec
Title: Bacchante 3
Media: Huile sur lin / oil on linen
Dimensions: 91.5 x 91.5 cm

The subject of my portrait is my younger daughter Maïlis, however I used her more like an allegory of the new generation of future women.  The inspiration comes from a tondo by Jean-Léon Gérôme named “Bacchante” (1853). This painting representing a woman with horns, graceful and strong at the same time, haunted me for a while.  I painted two previous versions, but wanted to push further my idea.

The relationship between human and animal also interests me a lot, and I wanted to include several dichotomies: nature and culture, past and present, orange and blue…

2013 People’s Choice (Calgary)

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 Montreal, Canada, where she now lives. She has since studied with Tim Stotz and Michelle Tully, former students of Ted Seth Jacobs. Her work has received numerous awards and honors. Marina Dieul was chosen as the People’s Choice Award Winner in Calgary, Alberta.

2013 First Place (Oil) All Media Competition, the Artist Magazine
2012 Best Portrait Award, Portrait Society of Canada competition
2012 Selected as an ARC Living Masters, Art Renewal Center

2013 Solo Show, The S R Brennen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2012 « 2 artists show: Marina Dieul and Hsin Yao Tseng » Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
2012 “More than real” curated by Jim Thalassoudis, Peter Walker Fine Arts, Adelaide, Australia

2013 The Artist Magazine, July/August issue
2013 American Art Collector #85, #86, #91, #92
2013 International Artist Magazine, #82, #87,#90, #91