Marie Louise studied fine art at Duncan of Jordanstone Scholl of Art in Dundee, gaining a BA (hons) and masters in Fine Art in 2005. Marie’s paintings can be found in St Andrews Museum, The Stirling Smith Museum and many private collections across the UK.
Marie paints from her summer house studio, which has become a shrine to the Great British Seaside. Collected over many years, numerous seaside novelties make their way into a variety of her paintings. Born in Lincolnshire but having lived in Scotland for the past twenty years, Marie is inspired by precious childhood memories of visits to the seaside as a young girl in Hunstanton and later visits to Weymouth and Whitby, where she would be spellbound by an array of enticing and mesmerizing colourful sweets in shop windows, dazzling sights and sounds to be savoured at amusements & merry-go round rides.
Marie’s figures enjoy playful novelties and tempting indulgence, she is embraces by the fun and fantasy, having remained in touch with her childhood spirit. Unique memories are visualised into the personality of the female figures within her paintings, the use of still life objects which the figure may be holding or arranged around her.
“Like many people, I have been influenced and inspired by fairy tales, cartoons, films and children’s books; especially the illustration of the Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island and many of the great children’s classics”.