Laureen Marchand lives in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, just north of the Montana border at the gateway to Grasslands National Park. Inspired by this region's subtlety and remoteness, her paintings reflect on our ideas and perception of beauty. These artworks invite us to see not just the painted object, but ourselves in it. Laureen is represented by galleries in Canada and Ireland, with work in public and private collections in Canada and internationally. As well as having an active painting career, Laureen mentors other artists and teaches workshops. She has been awarded artist residencies in Canada, USA, and Ireland and is the recipient of numerous grants and other honours.