In 1982 a worried mom looked at her 2 year old daughter who sat rocking and singing along to the songs from the radio. She had yet not said a word but she already had perfect pitch and showed an amazing musicality. Her mom was worried about the fact that she never spoke and had the little girl examined by a psychologist, who concluded that the girl was bright, creative and healthy, but tended to live in her own fantasy world from time to time.
That little girl was Marie. Her parents were both teachers and very creative people. Her dad wrote songs and played the piano and her mom danced, drew and painted a lot.
They lived in a house in the forest and the first part of Marie’s life impressions consisted of nature, animals, singing and drawing. She could spend a whole day singing and speaking with her drawings, imagining that the lines came to life.
Her big sister and her parents are loving people, who have always supported Marie, even though she has chosen a very bumpy and uncertain road. Drawing and singing was and is her passion. Marie learned to go through life and not around it, even though her family has stumbled on their way and bumped into many walls. It is no ordinary family, but a very loving one, which is a great source of inspiration for Marie.
Marie is a and singer and songwriter from Copenhagen, Denmark, inspired by artists such as Etta James, Gillian Welch and M.Ward, but who has found her own and very personal sound. Lyrics and melodies are created on the dobro or guitar and are catchy, yet deep and original. Marie’s voice is powerful, light and soft at the same time and creates a strong trademark for her as an artist. Marie is a natural musical talent that has only shown the tip of what she has to offer. Her tunes are all original and written about life experiences, which are deeply personal and yet completely universal. Marie plays with her band Lilyphone, who are always by her side. Lilyphone consists of three amazing musicians: Thomas Steen Hansen on cajon & choir, Thomas Bang on double bass & choir and Jakob Thomhav on guitar,choir and dobro. Lilyphone have been touring a lot in Nashville, which has contributed to the band’s unique sound.
Read more about the band by entering the Lilyphone menu or visit their website: www.lilyphone.com
Marie’s paintings have a strong and powerful expression. The paintings take root in her songwriting and they are rough, edgy, fragile and vulnerable,
all at the same time.
The lyrics of Marie’s songs are deeply personal and yet completely universal. She writes in order to reach out, and she works with themes that people can relate to.
The songs are the inspiration for most of her drawings and paintings and form a synthesis when experienced together as the visual aspects complement lyrics and music.
Marie mainly uses wallpaper, watercolor, old newspapers, acrylic, inkpot and coffee on canvas or thick cotton watercolor paper. See the piantings here
It’s possible to see the paintings physically or to order something custom made. Just drop an email if you have interest in a picture or have any questions.