Marie Hugo is the daughter of the painter Jean Hugo and great-great-granddaughter of Victor Hugo. She shares her time between London, Paris, and the South of France. Her inspiration comes from the contemplation of natural elements such as seeds, stems, pieces of wood and bamboo, roots, herbs, insects, birds, as well as soil, water, and stones. In 2015 she painted the Goyesque of Arles’s floor during the Rice Fair. More recently, Marie Hugo has created a new series, “The Three Hundred Days of the Lotus”, a photographic work on the lotus evolution from March to December, from its birth until its death. This work is a logical progression of her artistic career as it brings together water and plants.
Since 2020, always sensitive to the importance of nature, Marie has been painting trees with Chinese ink, walnut bark, and colour pigments. She designed for CAROCIM a sort of tree of life, evoking topics that are dear to her.