Artist Showcase with Michelle St. Laurent (Disney Fine Art)
Art of Disney, Epcot®
Artist Michelle St.Laurent will be showcasing a collection of ”Food & Wine” inspired artwork from her Disney Fine Art collection at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, October 30, November 1 and 2, 2014 from 4 – 9p.m. (each day) at Art of Disney in Epcot®. Works will include All Bottled Up, among, others! Looking to find out more about Michelle St.Laurent? Visit DisneyFineArt.com.
November 1-2, 2014
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 a new paint set on every birthday.
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. During college, Michelle created artwork for night clubs and radio stations. Continuing to fill her sketch books and grow as an artist, Michelle began working as a scenic artist for theme parks and production companies, painting murals, show sets and props.
After gathering years of experience, Michelle was hired by Disney Design Group where she has spent the last ten years creating artwork for Disney’s 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.” Michelle’s work has been featured at Disney’s Festival of the Masters, Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, Magic Kingdom’s 999 Happy Haunts Event, Disneyana Conventions and Disney Cruise Line.