Marie was born in Innsbruk, Austria. She has been painting as long ago as she can remember. Her art, however, and the media she employs, have evolved considerably over time. Her most recent works are marked by a symbolist emphasis on inner meanings with images of mysterious baroque figures invoking the royal courts of the past seen through very modern eyes.
"I’ve always lived beyond borders because I no longer live in the country where I was born...the main themes at hand: mobility, refuse, the environment, technology-transcend borders and are decidedly universal.”Marie-Paule Benoit-Bassett