Inspired by Italian Renaissance, Pre-Raphaelite and Art Nouveau paintings, Marie first started emulating romantic styles of braided hair in 1996. Within three years she branched out into painting henna body art and proceeded to spend the next several years perfecting both these crafts at renaissance and music festivals all over the country. Marie is now proud to call New Orleans her home. Here she has found ample opportunity for her many various creative interests. Having worked in town as an actress, dancer, audio documentarian, writer, photographer, face-painter and henna artist she is truly grateful to share her love of art and beauty with you.