Marie was born in France 1966, Studied graphic design in Paris (E.S.A.M). Worked in advertising for a time before moving to Oxford. She took up painting under the tuition of Prue Pardue RA, and the St Ives school of Art. She also has a strong interest in photography and ceramics
She is a member of the OXFORD ART SOCIETY and associate member of the PENWITH GALLERY in St Ives.
My inspiration comes from things observed, but I paint mostly from memory, I am interested in the evolving relationship between shapes, colours and texture. The subject vary, I enjoy playing with the compositional and material elements of a painting until they resolve themselves in ways that are difficult to predict. My father is an art collector, with a strong interest in archeology. I grew up surrounded by interesting objects. I love what is often called "primitive" art for it simple eloquence. As a child, I wanted to discover a new colour; never seen before. I don't know if it will ever happen! I like the japanese "Wabi Sabi" philosophy, the beauty in imperfection. The layers, the rhythm, the accident and the suggestion, all have their place. Each picture should become a visual poem.
Exhibitions : Sewell Centre Gallery Radley College 2017 Penwith Gallery. Winter show St Ives 2016 Spot the artist. St Ives 2016 Oxford Art Society. Woodstock Museum 2015 SALTHOUSE Gallery St Ives 2015 Junction Art Gallery - Art in Woodstock (invited artist) 2013 The Wood Norton Hotel Evesham. 20 paintings in private collection. David Linley. London 2011-2012 The Antique Gateway. Burford 2011 RCA Secret. Royal College of Art. London (since 2008) Museum of Modern Art Oxford "Oxford Open" 2008 Liscious Interiors SAID Business School. Oxford (OAS) 2006 Art Room auction MOMA Oxford 2004 and 2007 St Hilda's College. Oxford