Marie Boyle (born in France 1966) Studied graphic design in Paris (E.S.A.M). Worked in advertising for a time before moving to Oxford. She took up painting under the tuition of Prue Pardue RA, and the St Ives School of Art.
She also has a strong interest in photography and ceramics and is a member of the Oxford Art Society and associate member of the Penwith Gallery in St Ives.
My inspiration comes from things observed, but I paint mostly from memory, I am interested in the evolving relationship between shapes, colours and texture. The subject vary, I enjoy playing with the compositional and material elements of a painting until they resolve themselves in ways that are difficult to predict.
My father is an art collector, with a strong interest in archeology. I grew up surrounded by interesting objects. I love what is often called “primitive” art for it simple eloquence. As a child, I wanted to discover a new colour; never seen before. I don’t know if it will ever happen!
I like the japanese “Wabi Sabi” philosophy, the beauty in imperfection. The layers, the rhythm, the accident and the suggestion, all have their place. Each picture should become a visual poem.