Growing up on a farm in Wanganui (New Zealand) and later becoming a vet nurse means that Marie has been surrounded by animals all her life. But it was not until she was recovering from a serious car accident and bedridden for months that she began to paint.
Starting with watercolours she quickly moved onto Oils and Pastels, as her technique and experience grew. Marie paints in a realism style using many fine layers, which means that her
paintings show great depth and the finest of details.
Marie's work to date has mostly focused around birds and common farm animals, her exquisite studies reminding us to acknowledge their simple beauty and dignity; qualities easy to overlook.
Her work is now in high demand, with many works sold before they are finished or framed.