San has been a marine biologist, a marketing executive, a pharmaceutical representative and an airline crew member. As an inventor in the scientific field and an innovator in the legal and artistic fields, he is interested in creative thinking. His most recent creation is Legal Art—art inspired from law.
San Persand is part of the emerging generation of professionals that practice the trans-disciplinary science of whole-brain thinking. He is currently a Montreal-based lawyer and artist-designer. His workshops and talks on creativity draw business leaders and professionals in various fields to learn how to build right-brain strength and apply creativity to their left-brain dominant thinking.
His fascination with the functioning of the brain led him to study Biological Sciences at the university, and he became a marine biologist. As a marine biologist, he designed innovative cage prototypes for underwater scientific experiments. He later studied law at McGill University and received Bachelor’s degrees in both civil law and common law. He holds a post-graduate diploma in international environmental law. Also a professional diver, San is passionate about ocean floors and has worked for various United Nations projects.
His father was a gifted sculptor and artist who designed and created unique handcrafted jewelleries and ornaments in the late 1960s. Among those who showed appreciation for his work were Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, and former French presidents Charles de Gaulle and Georges Pompidou.
At a very young age, San explored the versatility of watercolours, crayons and various media like wood, wax and cement. Through his exposure to different artistic media, he maintains an affinity for working with acrylics on canvas.
San continues his trans-disciplinary exploration of amalgamating his life experiences, passions and knowledge. He believes in the brain’s amazing capacity to blend all the information and knowledge contained therein to create extraordinary things. While some brain areas are endowed with the capacity to process complex information such as legal and scientific knowledge, other areas have the capacity to perceive forms and colours. Mixing the flow of information that emerges out of these different processing centres produces a harmonious and creative state of mind that is worth exploring.
Inspired by the things around him, from the places he’s visited to his various fields of study, San is moved by the beauty of nature, its landscapes and the depths of its oceans. He has traveled extensively, discovering the richness of the cultures, people and traditions of more than 30 countries. The conjunction of art and legal practice have led San to explore his current passion—Legal Art.