Yolène Legrand, an internationally recognized artist, muralist and art instructor is of the new generation of Haitian born artists living in New York. Many of her sophistically rendered, luminous paintings reflect the vibrant colors of Haiti. The sensitive and evocative treatment of her subject matter, drawn from personal experiences, captivates the viewer time and time again. Her interest in art began when she was a child, drawing everything in sight.
Although she originally studied Business in college and went on to receive a Master's degree in Finance and to pursue a successful career in International Banking, her passion for art always remained strong. Eventually she enrolled in the Art Students League of New York where she developed her artistic talent. Legrand stated "my main goal in painting is to document through my art the places that have touched me as an artist. I think of myself as primarily a landscape painter because nature is pure joy for me..."
Her paintings have been exhibited in many galleries and museums in the US, Europe and Haiti, and are included in many private and corporate collections.