Marie Sand is a French painter known for her expressive paintings of scenes from nature and horses. She has painted in some of the most popular regions of France including Provence, Normandy, Dordogne and Paris, her hometown.
When she was twenty-five, Marie was diagnosed with a cancer that turned her life upside down. Raised with social conventions that discouraged the expression of emotions, she has since realized that nature and horses can help us to connect with our sensitivity. She left the corporate world to become an environmentalist working for the World Wildlife Fund in DC. Now Marie is a full-time painter interpreting emotional life through her work.
Marie’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout France. She has won several audience awards and recently was featured in the daily newspaper La République du Centre. She currently lives and works in Rome, Italy.
Marie draws on the practice of traditional European masters revisited by American contemporary painters. She studied at the Washington Studio School in Washington, DC.