Marie is a multi-disciplinary artist originating from Aotearoa, New Zealand and currently based in Sydney Australia.
Her emotive art works form a narrative surrounding human connection in relation to that of the natural world. Largely depicting universal feminine and masculine energy her figurative works combine delicate line work with fast intuitive gestures to give a sense of movement and life. Of New Zealand Maori descent Marie often incorporates elements of indigenous cultures and rituals while primarily using natural materials such as raw linen, wood, graphite and charcoal. Ultimately Marie’s collection of fragmented imagery invites the viewer on an introspective journey.
Captivated by the face and societies fascination with ideal beauty, makeup artistry and painting goes hand in hand for Marie. Her makeup career began at New Zealand’s Maori Television and Prime/Sky Television which led on to work for London’s ITV, numerous production companies, several award winning short films and a variety of independent creative projects.