DISNEY SILVER SERIES: GENTLE BEAST
Michelle St. Laurent
MEDIUM: Giclée on Canvas
SIZE: 22.5" x 15"
EDITION SIZE: 500
ARTIST: Michelle St. Laurent
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: Silver Series prints are giclée prints using archival inks and materials and come fully framed and ready to hang. Each print includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Please note: Silver Series are custom framed and molding styles are based on current availability.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Michelle St. Laurent was born and raised in New Jersey, the oldest of four children in a large Italian family. At a young age, Michelle was inspired by Italian Renaissance painters Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. She began painting at the age of 6 and asked for new paint sets and sketchbooks 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.
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. After gathering years of experience, Michelle was hired by Disney Design Group where she spent ten years creating artwork for Disney’s Theme Park Merchandise. She trained, worked, and was inspired by Disney legend Ralph Kent. Another 5 years working with Disney’s Park Events team as an Art Director creating large-scale sets and props for all the major park parties, festivals, and press events.
Michelle began painting for the Disney Galleries in 1998 and became a true Disney artist. Over 20 years now her talent evolves with each piece. "Through my paintings, I aspire to recreate the classic Disney magic, which allows each of us to be a kid again.” Her art feeds her life’s passion and her family fuels her passion for life.