About Me

Marie Perks - Artist


After having pursued an ambitious business career, both in the corporate sector, as well as in the service industry, chronic back pain and subsequent surgery demanded a change of pace and I returned to my first love and lifelong passion, painting.

Over the years, as a self-taught artist, I have honed my skills as a muralist, having produced a large scale children’s mural for a Toronto women’s shelter, a project that was commissioned and promoted by then Mayor Judy Rowland. With a strong attention to detail, I am also recognized as an accomplished portrait artist, having produced an extensive collection of acrylic and oil paintings of everyday people from all corners of the globe. In 2012 I was commissioned by former Toronto Blue Jay Roberto Alomar for a portrait commemorating his induction into the prestigious National Baseball Hall of Fame, a piece that is proudly displayed in the Alomar home as a tribute to his excellence as a professional athlete.

My painting subjects are very diverse, but the common thread is the use of light reflections and brilliant colours that add dimension and bring the piece to life. As an artist with a strong attention to detail, I continue to be inspired by the pleasure my paintings bring to the recipients of my work.

For the past 7 years I have made my home the beautiful Northumberland Hills of Central Ontario, where I continue to produce and display work at my in-home studio and gallery.