Marie Louise studied fine art at Duncan of Jordanstone School 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 and overseas.
“Like many people, I have been influenced and inspired by fairy tales, cartoons, films and children’s books; especially the Alice in Wonderland stories. With cautionary messages and wonderful worlds in which to escape, little Alice, the Mad Hatter and The Queen of Hearts have always created an endless fascination and curiosity of wonder for me. With my work I have explored a more grown up Alice, an Alice who is still full of wonder and surprise but who also embraces all the delights of Wonderland during her fantastical journeys.An all important part of the stories, is for me the visual attraction of the books illustrations. I have always looked at the illustrations first and read the words later, “partly due to my dyslexia”, but also because I am always completely absorbed by the fabulous drawings within the books. For me the drawings bring the characters to life, allowing the reader to fall down into the rabbit hole with Alice and visualise Wonderland for them self.”
This amalgamation of popular culture has resulted in the wide range and elected mix of paintings Marie creates. From Pulp Fiction, Tank Girl to Alice in Wonderland, there is always a surprise in Marie's works.
" I love to be inspired, so have collected a large number of books, dvd's and comics over the years. Also love going to comiccon's, this is me as Poison Ivy in my 50's dress"