Born in 1964, Marie schooled at St Michael's Holy Faith Convent, Finglas, Dublin, Ireland. She moved to London in 1987 and obtained an Honours Degree in Information and Media Studies from Brighton University, Sussex. She apprenticed with the late Dorothy Arthur - Sculptor and Artist, from 2003 -2005. She became a member of Surrey Sculpture Society in 2002 and both Bicester Sculpture Group and Oxford Sculpture Group in 2008.
“My inspiration is lifted from the beauty of the human form which is only executed well when one sees the spiritual emerge. The ability to engage with the clay and draw from it, meaning and strength, is my endeavour. I get respite from the ability to express myself through the medium of clay and casting. Walking in ancient woods brings home to me how young we are and how magnificent life force is. There is a terrible beauty in aged wood which I want to incorporate in modelling. Vital energy runs through us, nature and beyond and to capture an essence of this in my work is my eternal remit."