Marie has been practicing as a full time visual artist since 2018 following a long career as an art educator having studied at Melbourne State College majoring in painting and ceramics. Marie works in a wide range of visual media including painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, and sculpture. Her art practice is deeply contemplative, allowing space and time to investigate the natural world with a keen interest in what lies hidden or out of sight such as the organic marks created by scribbly gum moths under the bark of gum trees. Working intuitively she responds to the ebb and flow of life deeply influenced by the Beechworth Gorge, Stanley Forest and the diverse and historic gardens at Mayday Hills where her art studio is situated. Marie’s work echoes the organic qualities of nature and explores the notion of transience, liminal spaces and the interconnectedness of all life forms. Many of her artworks incorporate layers of collaged mono prints overlaid with ink and textural areas of paint inviting the viewer to be still and to contemplate what might be just below the surface. Marie’s work has been exhibited in Darwin, Melbourne and Beechworth and her upcoming solo exhibition Threshold will be held at the Murray Art Museum Albury MAMA from the 5th April 2024 until 26th May 2024.