Art Form: Visual Art
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Sculpture workshops with children/teens and adults
Marie Smith is a figurative artist who finds inspiration working directly from life to create drawings and sculptures in bronze. Marie's work is an exploration of the fascinating machine of bone, muscle and flesh that is the human body. For her there is no greater pleasure than working with a model, be it drawing or sculpting directly from life. She enjoys the challenge of portraying the body in different poses, working with models of all ages and body shape to best suit a theme or to show interesting forms, musculature and expression.
Marie comes from a strong technical background, having spent many years working in bronze foundries and assisting artists in Ireland and the UK. In 2010, she went to Paris to concentrate on her own figurative work. During her time in Paris, Marie studied at the Ecole Nationale Superior des Beaux-Arts as well as spending countless hours drawing at the Louvre or sculpting at ateliers in the city. Marie returned to Ireland in 2015 with a large body of work, both sculptures in bronze and works on paper.
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