About the artist Michelle St.Laurent
Michelle St.Laurent was born and raised in New Jersey, but 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. St.Laurent began working as a scenic artist for theme parks and production companies, painting murals, show sets and props. She was hired by Disney Design Group where she was trained by Disney legend Ralph Kent. St.Laurent has spent the last ten years creating artwork for Disney's Theme Park Merchandise and special events. ''Through my paintings I aspire to recreate the classic Disney magic, which allows each of us to be a kid again.'' St Laurent's work has been featured at Disney's Festival of the Masters, Epcot's Food and Wine Festival, Magic Kingdom's 999 Happy Haunts Event, Disneyana Conventions and Disney Cruise Line.