Mary Delcourt is a Parisian born visual artist, photographer and art teacher.

She graduated in Visual Art from the famous Paris Sorbonne University in 1982 and subsequently started to run private workshops where she was able to share her passion for mixed media and abstract painting. She defined herself as an explorer,  developing a personal visual and conceptual vocabulary that emerged through her interest in the points of intersection between literature, anthropology and spatial analysis.  From curio cabinet display to abstract calligraphy and graffiti, her obsession for books, assemblage and urban landscape have most influenced her journey as an artist. Her work has been seen in major exhibitions  in Paris, Geneve, Nimes, and Uzes. 

 In 1997 she opened her own Art school and private Showroom in the south of France: Casa Firenze.  The venue developed quickly and evolved into a unique and inspiring environment, offering an unconventional approach to multidisciplinary teaching, putting up Contemporary Art Fairs and creating live events.

 Casa Firenze was renowned nationwide for its vibrant creativity and locally recognized for its major contribution to the artistic life of its community.  

In January 2007, Mary Delcourt immigrated to Canada with her husband and 3 sons and moved to Kingston. Today, she lives and works in Ottawa.

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