Marie uses acrylics when painting and her favorite Breyer molds to work on include the Proud Arabian Stallion, Adios, Clydesdale Stallion, 5-Gaiter, Midnight Sun, San Domingo, Roy, Lady Phase and the Western Horse.
When she's not working on models, Marie is a science fiction writer--she just finished part one of a trilogy and is in the process of looking for a publisher. She's also written fictional stories about her models, perhaps I can get her to type some up so we can read them! Marie also enjoys spending time with her husband of 17 years (It took them 18 years to get around to the marriage part), and catching her favorite sports on television.
Marie is also the proud owner of about one million kitties! Ok, so maybe not that many, but she's got a nice-sized handful for sure! These cute little devils have their own page, so please make sure to visit Marie's Kitties!
Marie summer of 2008: "Though I have scaled back the amount of Customs that flow out of this old house, I still very much enjoy this craft. I use acrylics when painting, and use mohair for mane and tails. I still love the haired model, even though the sculpted mane and tail seem more popular now. Breyer molds I like to work on include the Proud Arabian Stallion, Adios, Stud Spider, Clydesdale Stallion, 5-Gaiter, Midnight Sun, San Domingo, Roy, Lady Phase and the Western Horse. The newer Huck, ASB, NSH, Strapless, Silver, and many of the Stone molds have become favorites to work on as well. I don't do as many PAS or Western Horses these days because of the newer molds like the Breyer ASB and the Stone Arab. My specialty is Drafter breeds even after all this time.
Because of time constraints, degenerative disk disease in my neck, and other life obligations, I do not take in as many custom orders as I once did, however, I still will accept a half dozen or so a year from trusted customers. My turnaround time is quite long these days, and because of that, I plan to offer customs via occasional saleslists and on EBay, so check there occasionally if you are in the market for one of my models."
If you would like to get in touch with Marie, her email link and web site are below:
Bottom: TS Dragon Knight, bay semi-leopard Pinzgauer-Noriker stallion customized from the Breyer Traditional Adios and owned by Marie Spinella-Phillips; created in 1995