"My heart beats to the rhythm of art in all its forms. As a frequent exhibition-goer and avid reader, I’m always on the lookout for new cultural experiences. Growing up on the Left Bank, and then the Marais as a teenager, I was inspired by the creativity of Paris. I started fiddling with paints and brushes even before I could write.
My many trips abroad has given my English a unique mix of South African and British accents. Performing on stage with amateur casts has allowed me to convey my fascination for artistic traditions with passion and emotion. I love how works of art become doors to other worlds, and how their stories fuel the viewer’s imagination. As a guide, I want to be part of that transformative process for my visitors."
After a preparatory course in Humanities for her BA and two MAs (University of Cape Town and University of Westminster), Laure specialised in 19th century painting and museum display, with a keen interest in gender studies and pop culture. She now combines her professional activities with part-time teaching at Université Paris-Nanterre, while pursuing her PhD research on Pre-Raphaelite muse, artist and poet Elizabeth Siddal (1829 – 1862).