Marie-Claude Delcourt is a Parisian born artist, a visual art and art history teacher and instructor. 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, her obsession for books and assemblage 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 school developed quickly and evolved into a unique and inspiring environment offering to its students an unconventional approach to multidisciplinary teaching. With two hundred regular students from all ages and backgrounds, 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, MCD immigrated to Canada with her husband and 3 sons and moved to Kingston where she lives and works today. In July 2007, she created her company Delcourt Decobert Enterprises Inc. and MDC Art School. The company is offering contemporary art classes and workshops, portfolio classes and graphic design services.