Marie Connery was born in Scotland in 1966. She did her Art Foundation at Epsom and completed her BA Hons degree in Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon School of Art in 2006. Since graduating Marie has exhibited and sold her paintings in London and Surrey. Marie has also carried out a number of private commissions. Marie currently works as a teacher at Woldingham School and works in her Surrey studio. My work explores intimate spaces, our thoughts and memories; the unspoken word, our dreams and remnants of what's left behind. Our home and place of birth etches in our memories. It has a sense of belonging and wanting to fit in. I use architectural spaces and objects as a metaphor for comfort and security to which can quickly move from security and anxiety to pleasure and pain.