Marie’s work is instinctive and investigative, whether her subject is a landscape, a person or a still life; her intention is to catch 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 her subjects’ character within that moment, a moment that will never be the same.

"In the future I would like to investigate and develop ideas around the theme of unease. I'm interested the appeal, the psychology behind it and why it's compelling"

 

Marie’s background is in the creative industry, she has
a BDes in Visual Communication and studied painting at the Julian Ashton Art School. She is undertaking post graduate studies in painting at the National Art School, Sydney.

 


 



 

           Awards 
2017    Winner Tony Fini Foundation Artists Prize, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, 
            Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA. 

           Selected Finalists
2019    Fishers Ghost, Open Section, finalist, Cambelltown Arts Centre, NSW.

            STILL: National Still Life Award, finalist, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW.
            Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery, finalist, Newcastle NSW.
            Calleen Art Award, finalist, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW.
            Salon des Refuses (Archibald) SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
            Salon des Refuses (Wynne) SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
2018    Portia Geach Memorial Award, finalist, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
            EMSLA, finalist, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong, NSW
            Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, finalist, Bega Valley Regional Gallery.
            Mosman Art Prize, finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
            Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, finalist, NSW Parliament, Sydney, NSW. 
            Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, semi-finalist, Sydney, NSW.   
            Black Swan Portrait prize, finalist, Art Gallery of WA, Perth, WA.
            Kilgour Prize, finalist, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW.
            Salon des Refuses (Archibald) SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
            Percival Portrait Painting Prize, finalist, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, QLD.

2017    Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Finalist, Juniper Hall, Sydney, NSW.
            Portia Geach Memorial Award, finalist, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.

            Mosman Art Prize, finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.
            Black Swan Portrait Prize, finalist, Art Gallery of WA, Perth, WA.
 
            Salon des Refuses (Archibald) SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
            BP Portrait Award, Semi-finalist, London, UK.  
            Calleen Art Award, Finalist, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW.
2016    Portia Geach Memorial Award, Finalist, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
            Archibald Portrait Prize, finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
            Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize, finalist, The Tattersall's Club, QLD.
            Mosman Art Prize, finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.

2015    Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, finalist, Sydney, NSW.

            Portia Geach Memorial Award, finalist, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.

            Mosman Art Prize, finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.

            NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Semi-finalist, Parliament NSW.
2014    Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Semi-finalist. 
            Black Swan Portrait Prize, finalist, WA.
            Mosman Art Prize, Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.

2012    Portia Geach Memorial Award, finalist, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.    

            Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Semi-finalist. 
            Salon des Refuses (Archibald) SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.

2011    Portia Geach Memorial Award, finalist, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW. 

2010    Portia Geach Memorial Award, finalist, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
            Salon des Refuses (Archibald) SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.

2009    Mosman Art Prize, finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.   

2008    Mosman Art Prize, finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.

            Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, finalist, State Library of NSW.
2006    Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, finalist, State Library of NSW.
2004    Salon des Refuses (Archibald) SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.

2002    Salon des Refuses (Archibald) SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.

           Solo Exhibitions

2016    CLOSE TO HOME, Moran Arts Foundation, Juniper Hall, Sydney, NSW.

2016    Solo show, PROJECT [504] Art Space, Sydney, NSW.

            Group Exhibitions

2018    Big Country, group show, AK Bellinger Gallery, NSW.
            Portia Geach Memorial Award, finalist, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
 
            EMSLA, finalist, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong, NSW
 
            Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, finalist, Bega Valley Regional Gallery.
 
            Mosman Art Prize, finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
 
            Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, finalist, NSW Parliament, Sydney, NSW. 

            Black Swan Portrait prize, finalist, Art Gallery of WA, Perth, WA.
            Kilgour Prize, finalist, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW.
            Salon des Refuses (Archibald) SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW. 
            Percival Portrait Painting Prize, finalist, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, QLD.
2017    Exploration 17, Flinders Lane Gallery, 137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC.
            Face to Face, PROJECT [504] Art Space, Art Month, Sydney NSW.            
            2088, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.
            Medley II, Group Show, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
            Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, finalist, Juniper Hall, Sydney, NSW.
            Portia Geach Memorial Award, finalist, SH Ervin Gallery, NSW.
            Mosman Art Prize, f
inalist, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.
            Black Swan Portrait Prize, finalist, Art Gallery of WA, Perth, WA. 

            Salon des Refuses (Archibald) SH Ervin Gallery, NSW.  
            Calleen Art Award, finalist, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW.
2016    Portia Geach Memorial Award, finalist, SH Ervin Gallery, NSW. 
            Archibald Portrait Prize, Art gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
            Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize, finalist, The Tattersall's Club, QLD.
            Medley, Group show, Depot Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo, NSW.
            Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.

           Group show, Residents, Project 504 Art Space, Sydney, NSW.

            2088, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.

2015    Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, finalist, Juniper Hall, Sydney, NSW.

            Portia Geach Memorial Award, finalist, SH Ervin Gallery, NSW.

            Mosman Art Prize, finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.

            Group show, ELEVEN, Depot Gallery, 2 Danks Street, NSW.
            NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize (
Semi-finalist), Parliament NSW.

            2088, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.
2014    Group show, Journeys West, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange NSW.
            Black Swan Portrait prize, finalist, Art Gallery of WA, Perth, WA.
            Group show, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney.

            Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.

2013    Group show, Shades of Reality, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney.
2012    Portia Geach Memorial Award, f
inalist, SH Ervin Gallery, NSW.  

            Salon des Refuses (Archibald) SH Ervin Gallery, NSW.  

2011    Portia Geach Memorial Award, finalist, SH Ervin Gallery, NSW.  

2010    Portia Geach Memorial Award, finalist, SH Ervin Gallery, NSW.  
            Salon des Refuses (Archibald) SH Ervin Gallery, NSW.  

2009    Mosman Art Prize, finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.   

2008    Mosman Art Prize, finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.

            Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, finalist, State Library of NSW.
2006    Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, f
inalist, State Library of NSW.
2004    Salon des Refuses (Archibald) SH Ervin Gallery, NSW.  
2002    Salon des Refuses (Archibald) SH Ervin Gallery, NSW.  

 

            Media

2016    The Sydney Morning Herald, Archibald Prize 2016 (John McDonald).

2010    The Sydney Morning Herald, Thankful for Small Mercies, April 2-4 (John McDonald).

2006    Southern Courier, Entertainment/Lifestyle, Face off for portrait Prize (David Mills).

2002    The Sun Herald, What's On, June 16 (portrait featured).