Marie Thys

Born in Liège in 1954. She got a degree from the” Ecole de Décoration” in Brussels and she also did the High School of Art at the Sainte-Marie Institute in Brussels. She then took lessons in the Sculpture Atelier in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert. Her work was rewarded by a Fine Arts International Price of Wallonie in 2002 and 2004 among other prices. She especially focuses on animals, which fascinate and enthrall her. But she also sculpts characters, sometimes with humor like in her series “Les anglais”. Her sculptures are first elaborated with in clay, wax or plaster before being finalized in bronze. Marie Thys exhibited her sculptures in many galleries throughout Belgium, the Netherlands and France. She is today permanently exhibited at the Art Thema Gallery in Brussels.
Marie Thys is captivated and passionate by animals and their behaviours. She observes them and sketches attitudes, movements, instants drived by her emotions. With a sincere simplicity and a touch of humour, Marie Thys reveals and eternalyzes our best friends language through bronze.