Marie has drawn and painted all her life but initially studied Chemistry on leaving school and
then had a family before she was able to pursue her artistic passion fully. Marie studied with
the Open College of the Arts and then undertook an Access to Art and Design course at North
Oxfordshire School of Art. Following thisshe moved on to study part time for a Fine Art degree
with De Montfort University, graduating in 2002 with First Class Hons. During, and after, this
time Marie also worked part-time as a picture researcher and librarian for a photographer.
Since 2007 she has concentrated on developing her painting.
Marie’s work is exhibited regularly, both nationally and internationally, and at the Affordable
Art Fairs. She has had work selected for The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The
Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition, The National Open Art Competition, the Society of
Women Artists open exhibition and has also for The ING Discerning Eye exhibition. The latter
on three separate occasions, winning the ING Discerning Eye Staff Purchase Prize in 2014.
Marie currently works from her studio in an old furniture factory in High Wycombe.
A carefully selected collection of themed nostalgic china bowls. Painted with the accompanying feathers to emphasise both their blue commonality and also their fragility.