Writing about Marie Le Lievre’s work, a critic once said: 'Let the intensely pleasurable experience of looking at these paintings be the only focus'. In the same review he described Le Lievre as having an 'extraordinary ability to manipulate liquid paint into mesmerising sensual surfaces on canvas'. Underlying those surfaces are references to the ongoing discussion around the connotations and relevance of abstract expressionism.Read More
Marie Le Lievre completed a Master of Fine Arts (Distinction) at the University of Canterbury in 2008. In 2009 she was included in the Christchurch Art Gallery's exhibition of emerging painters. She has exhibited throughout New Zealand and in Australia, Japan and France.