Born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Marie is a graduate of The Art & Design College, University of Ulster, Belfast.
She works from her studio in County Tyrone and her paintings are inspired by her roots growing up on a Irish farm, at a time when farming involved all the family and everyone ‘lent a hand’.
As a contemporary Irish painter Marie’s work captures the unique Irish charm and character of a way of life which has all but disappeared today.
Marie works in oil on canvas and board and her paintings involve the building up of layers, using a variety of painterly strokes, textures and light which gives an added dimension to her work.
Marie exhibits her paintings locally and throughout the province and also sells online. She has carried out commissioned work for Irish markets as well as those abroad and has work exhibited in the private collection of former Irish President Mary Mc Aleese.
Marie’s paintings are currently on exhibit at a variety of Irish art galleries including, Irish Island Art Gallery, Coleraine, The Linen Green, Moygashel, Dungannon, The Half Door, Ballintoy and Gallery One, Cookstown.
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