Marie-Laure Valandro

Author | Painter | Gardener

Author, Painter, Gardener

Marie-Laure has traveled all over the world writing, painting, gardening, exploring religions, foods, cultures, and current events. All of her work also offers insights from Rudolph Steiner’s Anthroposophy which is “a path of knowledge to guide the Spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the universe.”

The Sacred and the power of the sacred is expressed in her paintings which were inspired by her studies as a student of the work of Liane Collot D’Herbois. The meeting led her to the founding of the Collot d’Herbois Schooling ” in Wisconsin. She now has a lovely gallery in the Pacific Northwest where she dedicates her spring and summers to large paintings inspired by the paintings of Liane Collot d’Herbois.

Gardening has been a part of her life since childhood when she grew up planting peas with her grand father on the Burgundy farm, and at 7 in her small garden in Rabat , Morrocco where she had planted tulips in her tiny garden next to the Atlantic ocean. She has had many gardens. The 60 acre farm was a delight because of the large acreage and the wonderful midwest earth.

Now she gardens in the Pacific Northwest on a lovely spot next to the Pacific ocean where rhododendrons flower and the large mediterrenean garden flourishes making it a delight to live in. She lives on the Lummi reservation which offers many cultural native events throughout the long summer.

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Across the globe landscapes, languages, people, and cultures vary vastly and learning from these differences enriches the human being. That is her reason for writing her books which have taken her on so many exciting journeys. Her works touch on spirituality, and the bridge which needs to be made between human beings and spiritual beings. All her journeys around the world explore the deep connection between all human beings, and the univeral language which all human being speak: The language of having an interest in the other, caring for the other no matter what continent they live on, language they speak, religion they believe in.

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Marie-Laure paints sacred paintings which can take up to 3 months to finish. She is inspired by the work of Liane Collot D’Herbois using the technique of many washes of water color paints. This technique allows to luminous color to shine through.

Touched explores her journey into color, and painting.

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Marie-Laure draws her inspiration from the colors in nature and the light and darkness phenomena in nature, the dawn and sunset. She spends much of her time outdoors all year long. The springs and summers in her gardens and hiking in the mountains the winters in the icy cold snowy Rocky Mountains where she lives in isolation for 4 months. She skis and writes and keeps warm  with a wood stove in sometimes -35 degrees F. To experience fully the four seasons is of great benefit to the human being. 

Learn more about the influence gardening has on Marie’s other works.

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