Marie’s work is instinctive and investigative, whether her subject is a landscape, a person or a still life; her intention is to capture a moment that tells a story or to capture the soul of the subject.
As a tonalist her work has a subdued, emotive resonance, she draws on everyday objects, situations and environments. Her recent work includes a personal response to the physical and psychological, where her landscapes explore the sublime vastness of nature, its force and fluctuations, the calm before the storm. The broken wedding presents of her parents’ explore the impact of loss after the Christchurch earthquakes. Her portraits capture the essence of the subjects’ character within a moment that will never be the same. With a background in the creative industry, Marie has a BDes in Visual Communication and studied painting at the Julian Ashton Art School, winning a scholarship in 2011. She is undergoing her post graduate study in Fine Arts at the National Art School, Sydney. Marie has been a finalist in art prizes including the Archibald Prize, the Portia Geach Memorial Award, the Tattersals Landscape Art Prize, the Mosman Art Prize and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. In 2017 she won the Albert Fini Award at the Black Swan Portraiture Prize. Her work is held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.