MarionsWorkshop

Fine art Prints with a Story

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

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Announcement    Behind each painting is a conversation. Let it become yours!

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Last updated on Nov 6, 2018

Behind each painting is a conversation. Let it become yours!

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About MarionsWorkshop

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Transform my art into a conversation

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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  • Marion B's Profile

    Owner, Artist, Story Teller

    Salut a tous, French and American, from New England and the Loire Valley. 🇫🇷 & 🇺🇸 Artist, Storyteller and Youtuber! BEHIND EVERY PAINTING IS A CONVERSATION!

Production partners

  • Gastonart & Frame

    Northborough, MA

    Custom picture framing - Digital printing https://www.gastonframes.com/ I love working with them

Shop policies

Last updated on January 16, 2014
All Marion's Workshop items are handmade and handpainted by me in my workshop. I buy all of my materials in local businesses who actively participate in my town, and also employ local people. When you buy from me, you help several local businesses and sustain American jobs.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Complete satisfaction is always my aim. Please contact me immediately if you are not satisfied. Returns are accepted. Once the item is received in my studio I refund the price of the item (less shipping) through Paypal.
Payment
Paypal is the preferred payment method. Orders placed will be re-listed within 48 hours if not paid promptly. Holding items or alternate payment methods may be discussed via message
Shipping
Majority of items are shipped within 24 hours via USPS: above 13 oz. will be sent Priority, under 13 oz. as First Class. International Shipping is very welcome, please send your address and I will respond with an estimate.
Additional policies and FAQs
As a reminder, all Marion's Workshop items are artistic work. I mantain any artistic license to modify designs if my artistic senses tell me to! Also, I cannot guarantee the exact colors because stock may vary. Thank you for your understanding.