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, including the Kingston Prize, Salon International ( Greenhouse Gallery), the Artist Magazine, and has been extensively profiled in International Artist Magazine, among others. "Stroke of Genius " #2 and #3 (published by North Light Books) also features her work. Most recently she won the William Bouguereau Best of Show Award, and first place in the drawing category at the Art Renewal Center Salon, the Best of Show in the "Inspiring Figures" exhibition (Butler Institute of American Art) and an Award of Exceptional merit at the Portrait Society of America’s international competition.