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One of my first experiences in the visual arts came in 1988 when I took art classes from a well-known Calgary artist and instructor. At that time I enjoyed using colored pencils to create drawings on paper. From the instruction that I received, I learned to appreciate the various aspects of creating my own art and having it become a lifelong passion. As an independent studio artist, I later discovered the joys of painting in acrylics and furthered my artistic skills. My approach to my work may vary from time to time, prompting me to seek out new painting techniques or color mixes and applying them to my created pieces.

~ "The Studio is the Artist's Sanctuary

             where creative ideas happen"  ~Marie

It's no secret that among other subjects that I like to paint, flowers are my most favorite. With petals that are free flowing and colorful, no two are alike. They allow me the opportunity to experiment with different design elements to create a beautiful image on canvas. I have always had a special fondness for Hyperrealism and classical period paintings, much in the style of Vermeer. In my own work, using photo references or painting from life, I strive for accurate and detailed depictions in my subjects by creating what they look like in Nature, or in my surroundings.

My studio is located in Calgary, Alberta and my paintings are for sale. Commissions are always welcome.

I am also an artist member of the Passionate Painters Art Group and my work can also be seen at passionatepainters.ca. Feel free to send me an email from my contact page if you are interested in a purchase. I will be more than happy to talk to you.

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