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Life is basically a huge collection of moments - and sometimes it’s a little confusing how all of those fit together, when they’re all so different. Marion Buricatu had a lot of those moments, and she definitely never expected Marion’s Workshop to be the result (as is often said, funny where life takes you!).

Marion was born in the rural town of La Fleche, and grew up surrounded by the ocher wheat fields and dark green forests that make up the French landscape. She was also raised in a family of both scientists and artisans - from doctors & engineers to seamstresses & gallery owners. Her grandmother used to tell her stories of how her own mother had sewn coats for the French resistance out of parachutes(!) during World War II. So naturally, she started making her own clothing too (who wouldn’t with an inspiration like that?)! Sewing really marked her first big “entry” into the art world, and by the time she graduated from university in Paris, Marion had made most of her wardrobe!

Academically, Marion oriented herself towards science and received a masters in Geophysics from Pierre et Marie Curie University. She recalls with a chuckle that she excelled at anything visual, like cartography and identifying minerals under telescopes (based on color, texture...). After graduating, she started working in the environmental management field, and made professional development courses for engineers and government inspectors.

In 2001, Marion moved to the USA with her husband. She took this as an opportunity to commit to fashion design, but when she visited the fabric stores in Massachusetts, she was a bit dismayed by the lack of fabric compared to Parisian boutiques. So instead, Marion decided to try her hand at something completely new: painting! Over the next 10 years, her methodology and technique improved and she began teaching her own classes in 2011, and also started painting originals. She says that her scientific background helps her considerably, since she uses her observational and analytical skills when she paints - layer by layer, and shape to shape.

Looking back, Marion says it’s incredible how all of those moments came together so well. The colors of the French countryside, her journey as a seamstress, a scientific background, and finally moving to the USA… Everything added up to create a company that fully embodies Marion - from her French roots to her American life.

 

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Life is basically a huge collection of moments - and sometimes it’s a little confusing how all of those fit together, when they’re all so different. Marion Buricatu had a lot of those moments, and she definitely never expected Marion’s Workshop to be the result (as is often said, funny where life takes you!).

Marion was born in the rural town of La Fleche, and grew up surrounded by the ocher wheat fields and dark green forests that make up the French landscape. She was also raised in a family of both scientists and artisans - from doctors & engineers to seamstresses & gallery owners. Her grandmother used to tell her stories of how her own mother had sewn coats for the French resistance out of parachutes(!) during World War II. So naturally, she started making her own clothing too (who wouldn’t with an inspiration like that?)! Sewing really marked her first big “entry” into the art world, and by the time she graduated from university in Paris, Marion had made most of her wardrobe!

Academically, Marion oriented herself towards science and received a masters in Geophysics from Pierre et Marie Curie University. She recalls with a chuckle that she excelled at anything visual, like cartography and identifying minerals under telescopes (based on color, texture...). After graduating, she started working in the environmental management field, and made professional development courses for engineers and government inspectors.

In 2001, Marion moved to the USA with her husband. She took this as an opportunity to commit to fashion design, but when she visited the fabric stores in Massachusetts, she was a bit dismayed by the lack of fabric compared to Parisian boutiques. So instead, Marion decided to try her hand at something completely new: painting! Over the next 10 years, her methodology and technique improved and she began teaching her own classes in 2011, and also started painting originals. She says that her scientific background helps her considerably, since she uses her observational and analytical skills when she paints - layer by layer, and shape to shape.

Looking back, Marion says it’s incredible how all of those moments came together so well. The colors of the French countryside, her journey as a seamstress, a scientific background, and finally moving to the USA… Everything added up to create a company that fully embodies Marion - from her French roots to her American life.

 
Success Story
 

2018: HomeSense

Completed first wholesale with HomeSense, cards & matted prints available in most stores in the US

 
Certifications
 

2018: Docent in Training at the Worcester Art Museum

2017: In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting by The Museum of Modern Art on Coursera. Certificate earned on August 9, 2017.

More information about the class and the paintings I made in the style of the artists I studied: here

 
Art Talks
 

2017 & 2018: The Cradle by Berthe Morisot
This picture looks so peaceful... but there is much more below the surface. @Shrewsbury, MA - Library.

2017: Art Talk at Broken Creek Vineyard: an inside look at the art of Marion Buricatu
On May 12, with her unique style, Marion added humor, personality and passion to her talks. She constantly blends her French background and her American life in her art, with wine tasting and delicious French canapes!
Broken Creek Vineyard Art Talk Video

2017: Waterloo Bridge by Claude Monet: The impressionist revolution
On May 11 and June 10th. With her unique style, Marion adds humor, personality and passion to her art talks. Everyone is welcome, from the beginner to the history buff.
In this conversation-like presentation, Marion shares her love of art history and her knowledge of French culture.

Review by Annette:
Wonderful talk last night on Monet's painting Waterloo Bridge by local French artist Marion Buricatu Thery . She's knowledgeable, charming, and clearly has a passion for her work. If she blesses us with another evening I highly recommend going! Shrewsbury is lucky to have her presence in our town. Thank you, Marion!


2017: Visiting Artist
On February 10th, students at the high school enrolled in Mixed Media, Studio I and Studio II classes were visited by local guest artist/painter, Mrs. Marion Buricatu. Ms. Buricatu shared with students her style of art and the process with the students

 

 
Exhibitions & Awards
2014 3rd place, Grafton Art Festival in “Mixed Media Painting”
2015 Exhibit with Arts Worcester (add link here) at the Aurora Gallery, Worcester “Une Conversation en Francais”
2016 Exhibit with Rocky Neck Art Colony (add link here) at the RNAC Cultural Center, Gloucester “For the Birds”
Painting Classes / Workshops
2018

Painting classes: Marion combines her love of art and cultural differences with painting. These unique and innovative courses bring together diverse people, ideas, and perspectives. From this creative milieu emerges personal artistic expressions. Students are energized, engaged, and share enthusiasm for their projects. They gain methodological painting techniques and get increasingly comfortable with them as they steadily and patiently work through their paintings. Contact Marion for more information.

2018

Testimonial from and Art Student: I just want to tell you how much I thoroughly enjoy your class. You have a wonderful energy about you and I love how you teach. I am not a creative person At All and I'm so excited to be learning something new that

2018

Workshop:Create your own table mat at the Westboro Library



Art Fairs
2018
  • International Fair and Diversity Celebration
  • Framingham Rotary Craft Fair
  • Annual Hopkinton Polyarts Festival, Hopkinton MA
  • Arts in Common, Westborough MA
  • Annual Harvest Craft Fair, Northboro Junior Woman’s Club (NJWC), Northborough MA
  • Winter Farmer's Market & Artisan Fair, Shrewsbury MA
  • St. Mary’s Holly Fair, Shrewsbury MA
2017
  • Codman Estate Art Fair, Lincoln MA
  • Annual Hopkinton Polyarts Festival, Hopkinton MA
  • Arts in Common, Westborough MA
  • Annual Harvest Craft Fair, Northboro Junior Woman’s Club (NJWC), Northborough MA
  • Winter Farmer's Market & Artisan Fair, Shrewsbury MA
  • St. Mary’s Holly Fair, Shrewsbury MA
2016
  • Annual Harvest Craft Fair, Norboro Junior Woman’s Club (NJWC), Northborough MA
  • Annual Hopkinton Polyarts Festival, Hopkinton MA
  • Out to Lunch Concert Series & Farmer’s Market, Worcester MA
  • Shrewsbury Farmer’s Market (SFM), Shrewsbury MA
  • SoWa Open Market, Boston MA
  • Spirit of Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury MA
  • St. Mary’s Holly Fair, Shrewsbury MA
  • Voyage en Francophonie, Ecole Francaise Greater Boston (efgb), Lexingtion MA
2015
  • New England Traditions (NET Convention), Marlborough MA
  • Out to Lunch Concert Series & Farmer’s Market, Worcester MA
  • Shrewsbury Farmer’s Market (SFM), Shrewsbury MA
  • Spirit of Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury MA
  • Spring Arts Festival with Art Emporium, Westborough MA
  • St. Mary’s Holly Fair, Shrewsbury MA
2013
  • St. Mary’s Holly Fair, Shrewsbury MA
2012
  • Annual Hopkinton Polyarts Festival, Hopkinton MA
  • Spirit of Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury MA
  • St. Mary’s Holly Fair, Shrewsbury MA
2011
  • Spirit of Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury MA
  • Start on the street, Worcester MA
  • St. Mary’s Holly Fair, Shrewsbury MA
2010
  • Annual Harvest Craft Fair, Sudbury MA
  • St. Mary’s Holly Fair, Shrewsbury MA

Success Story
 
2017 Homesense
Completed first wholesale with HomeSense, cards & matted prints available in most stores in the US
 
Certifications
 
2018 Docent in Training at the Worcester Art Museum
2017 In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting by The Museum of Modern Art on Coursera. Certificate earned on August 9, 2017.

More information about the class and the paintings I made in the style of the artists I studied: here
 
Art Talk
 
2017
and

2018
The Cradle by Berthe Morisot
This picture looks so peaceful... but there is much more below the surface. @Shrewsbury, MA - Library.
2017 Art Talk at Broken Creek Vineyard: an inside look at the art of Marion Buricatu
On May 12, with her unique style, Marion added humor, personality and passion to her talks. She constantly blends her French background and her American life in her art, with wine tasting and delicious French canapes!
Broken Creek Vineyard Art Talk Video
2017 Waterloo Bridge by Claude Monet: The impressionist revolution
On May 11 and June 10th. With her unique style, Marion adds humor, personality and passion to her art talks. Everyone is welcome, from the beginner to the history buff.
In this conversation-like presentation, Marion shares her love of art history and her knowledge of French culture.
Review by Annette:
Wonderful talk last night on Monet's painting Waterloo Bridge by local French artist Marion Buricatu Thery . She's knowledgeable, charming, and clearly has a passion for her work. If she blesses us with another evening I highly recommend going! Shrewsbury is lucky to have her presence in our town. Thank you, Marion!

2017 Visiting Artist
On February 10th, students at the high school enrolled in Mixed Media, Studio I and Studio II classes were visited by local guest artist/painter, Mrs. Marion Buricatu. Ms. Buricatu shared with students her style of art and the process with the students

 
Exhibitions & Awards
 
2014 3rd place, Grafton Art Festival in “Mixed Media Painting”
2015 Exhibit with Arts Worcester (add link here) at the Aurora Gallery, Worcester “Une Conversation en Francais”
2016 Exhibit with Rocky Neck Art Colony (add link here) at the RNAC Cultural Center, Gloucester “For the Birds”
 
Painting Classes / Workshops
 
2018

Painting classes: Marion combines her love of art and cultural differences with painting. These unique and innovative courses bring together diverse people, ideas, and perspectives. From this creative milieu emerges personal artistic expressions. Students are energized, engaged, and share enthusiasm for their projects. They gain methodological painting techniques and get increasingly comfortable with them as they steadily and patiently work through their paintings. Contact Marion for more information

2018

Testimonial from and Art Student: I just want to tell you how much I thoroughly enjoy your class. You have a wonderful energy about you and I love how you teach. I am not a creative person At All and I'm so excited to be learning something new that

2018

Workshop: Create your own table mat at the Westboro Library

 
 
Art Fairs
 
2018
  • International Fair and Diversity Celebration
  • Framingham Rotary Craft Fair
  • Annual Hopkinton Polyarts Festival, Hopkinton MA
  • Arts in Common, Westborough MA
  • Annual Harvest Craft Fair, Northboro Junior Woman’s Club (NJWC), Northborough MA
  • Winter Farmer's Market & Artisan Fair, Shrewsbury MA
  • St. Mary’s Holly Fair, Shrewsbury MA
2017
  • Codman Estate Art Fair, Lincoln MA
  • Annual Hopkinton Polyarts Festival, Hopkinton MA
  • Arts in Common, Westborough MA
  • Annual Harvest Craft Fair, Northboro Junior Woman’s Club (NJWC), Northborough MA
  • Winter Farmer's Market & Artisan Fair, Shrewsbury MA
  • St. Mary’s Holly Fair, Shrewsbury MA
2016
  • Annual Harvest Craft Fair, Norboro Junior Woman’s Club (NJWC), Northborough MA
  • Annual Hopkinton Polyarts Festival, Hopkinton MA
  • Out to Lunch Concert Series & Farmer’s Market, Worcester MA
  • Shrewsbury Farmer’s Market (SFM), Shrewsbury MA
  • SoWa Open Market, Boston MA
  • Spirit of Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury MA
  • St. Mary’s Holly Fair, Shrewsbury MA
  • Voyage en Francophonie, Ecole Francaise Greater Boston (efgb), Lexingtion MA
2015
  • New England Traditions (NET Convention), Marlborough MA
  • Out to Lunch Concert Series & Farmer’s Market, Worcester MA
  • Shrewsbury Farmer’s Market (SFM), Shrewsbury MA
  • Spirit of Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury MA
  • Spring Arts Festival with Art Emporium, Westborough MA
  • St. Mary’s Holly Fair, Shrewsbury MA
2013
  • St. Mary’s Holly Fair, Shrewsbury MA
2012
  • Annual Hopkinton Polyarts Festival, Hopkinton MA
  • Spirit of Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury MA
  • St. Mary’s Holly Fair, Shrewsbury MA
2011
  • Spirit of Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury MA
  • Start on the street, Worcester MA
  • St. Mary’s Holly Fair, Shrewsbury MA
2010
  • Annual Harvest Craft Fair, Sudbury MA
  • St. Mary’s Holly Fair, Shrewsbury MA
 


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marion@marionsworkshop.com
© 2002-2017 "Marion's Workshop" - All rights reserved
Last Update 2018-03-28
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without
express written permission of Marion's Workshop is prohibited.
marion@marionsworkshop.com