Born in Paris, Marie-Pierre studied at l’École des Beaux-Arts where her artistic mastery began with a thorough immersion in sketching and oil painting Mother of three girls, she followed her husband wherever his employment lead and had the unique opportunity of exploring various countries in Asia. The immersion in such different cultures, so fully rich and diverse, had a profound influence over her sensitivity and allowed her to discover and master different procedures that she uses to express herself as appropriate. Now settled in Southern California, Marie-Pierre continuously adds new skills to her palette: Printmaking, Sculpture, Bronze Casting, Stone Carving, Wax, Wood Carving, all contributing to her liberty to elect the medium that will most aptly convey her message or reflect her feelings Creatively inspired by the moderns like Picasso, Buffet, Cézanne, Rodin and Archipenko, Marie-Pierre is attracted to cubism and abstract art, but may also elect to be figurative according to the emotion she wants to portray or the mood of the moment. Marie-Pierre is less interested in becoming proficient in one technique than to discover what that technique can do for her art. Her versatility is actually her way of expressing her spontaneity. Creating is the spur of a moment, even with a slower media, such as Stone carving. She is at a loss when she is unable to produce a result rapidly, because what initially inspired her may escape her if she fails to grab it. Her art is to capture the instant or to snatch the movement or to seize the mood and these are her major themes: express the instant, the motion, and the emotion. Colors play an important part in her paintings, as they are instrumental in exposing contrasting moods and provide a sense of dimension and movement. They are the implements of choice for two-dimensional oeuvres, although they may also provide an added element in a multi-dimensional composition. Other media, such as stone carving, afford the freedom to express duration and change, and are particularly apt to rendering metamorphosis, which is an intriguing theme in her art. Life is a motion that is constantly veered and altered by external forces and transformation occurs as a result. Three-dimensional media confer the means to expose these transmutations. Action is a succession of snapshots and Marie-Pierre also likes to catch that progression and combine it in a metamorphosis of the object. One figure in motion results in another shape and the transformation is intriguing and potentially surprising, thus interesting. Evolution or genesis, the magic is in the juxtaposition of the original and final states. Extending the concept of metamorphosis, the woman body is a source of endless inspirations, for a woman generates life and alters her body in the process. The woman’s body is so rich that it can be depicted in myriads of ways according to the perspective of the artist and her feelings at the time, and that body is the envelope sheltering the multi-faceted being inside. Her work has been exhibited in the States, France and Singapore. She received some national awards and her work is collected internationally, US, Canada, Europe and Asia.