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You'll discover my paintings put in situation as if you were there! An opportunity to realize their size and to discover them in an original way.
In these very special times in the face of the Covid19 epidemic, I would like to inform you that I continue my artistic activity in my studio even though all my exhibitions have been cancelled.
I continue to take COMMISSIONS and to SELL my original creations directly via my website.
"By purchasing a work by a living artist you are purchasing a living moment in history, one that has been created to last for generations and will continue to speak and communicate to others in the distant future. By owning a work of art you become a part of the history of that work, (referred to as "provenance" by auction houses, historians and dealers). In a way, owning a painting, drawing or sculpture is its own form of immortality that travels with the work throughout time." Art renewal Center Foundation
"TO PAINT, IT'S TO GIVE LIFE TO HER SOUL AND HER HEART" Laurence Saunois
"Don't let me die"
I have known Laurence Saunois since 2008 when I first selected her work to tour in the Society of Animal Artists traveling museum exhibition, ART AND THE ANIMAL, an apt exhibition since her iconography is mostly drawn from the world of animals. Though she’d only been painting as a full-time professional for a short time, her 2008 entry, which was her first entry, was selected by a jury of peers for The Annual Exhibition of The Society of Animal Artists (from which the ART AND THE ANIMAL tour is drawn). More work followed, and for the next 5 consecutive years, her paintings were juried into the Society’s Annual Exhibitions. Her 2008 entry, entitled, Ne me laissez pas mourir (Don't Let Me Die), portrayed a polar bear swimming as if for its life, exhaling bubbles of oxygen with eyes closed under Arctic waters, not knowing allegorically which way to turn in the face of global warming. Few other artists in that exhibition had the foresight or expressed concern artistically about the implications of global warming. But Laurence Saunois did, and in a powerful way. The next year, her painting, entitled simply, Flamingo, was subsequently featured in the important 50th Anniversary Annual Exhibition of The Society of Animal Artists which was displayed at The San Diego Museum of Natural History, adjacent to the famous San Diego Zoo, where flamingoes, with their flamboyant colors and amusing behaviors, have welcomed Zoo guests since 1932, a fact obviously not lost on Laurence Saunois. I’ve also toured work by Laurence Saunois in the 2015-2016 tour of MASTERWORKS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL GUILD OF REALISM, another apt exhibition since her realism is so masterly and extends beyond the world of animals into landscapes, portraits, and still lifes for example. More recently, I’ve been struck by her current body of work, which she calls, "N.B.Cism" (N. for "noir" or black, B. for "blanc" or white and C. for "couleurs" or colors). A good example of work from this series is her painting, En amour, j'ai confiance (In Love, I Trust) a large work of a white dove, back-lit in silhouette with wings spread, dramatizing the artist’s message of love, peace and hope, which is so needed in the world in the age in which we live today.
David J. Wagner, Ph.D. - Curator/Tour Director and Author, American Wildlife Art - www.davidjwagnerllc.com