I was born in France into a family where being handy was a necessity and a virtue. From a young age my creative impulse was both innate and encouraged.
At 19, after completing one year at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Nantes I left home to explore the world. After traveling and working various jobs (from nanny to art teacher via cook and clothing designer, to name a few) I completed a B.F.A at Concordia University in Montréal. I have since settled on a career that combines my need to be both creative and useful: making beautiful surroundings to help improve the quality of life of my clients.
I have worked as a decorative painter since 1997, learning and improving my skills through research, experimentation and formal training in Europe and North America. In collaboration with architects, designers and home owners, I have transformed hundreds of spaces and objects to embellish residences, institutions and businesses.
Faux finishing, gilding, mural and trompe-l'œil painting, Venetian stucco, reproduction, restoration, mosaic, fabric painting, glass and mirror painting, verre eglomisé and epoxy art... the possibilities are endless, every project a unique creative challenge. I am always exploring and mastering new techniques to keep my work interesting and my customers satisfied. When necessary I hire seasoned collaborators, adapting the team to the scope of each project.
I am a member of the Conseil des Métiers d’Art du Québec and my work has been published in Houzz, Décormag, Montreal Home and Chez Soi magazines.
« Nous engageons Marie-Pierre sur tous nos projets artistiques et nous sommes toujours très satisfaits. Les travaux de Marie-Pierre sont impeccables, méticuleux et surtout bien faits! Elle respecte toujours le budget et le délai d’exécution. » Christina Savoy, gérante de projets, Constructions Bélair Nova inc.
« Créative toute en étant très professionnelle, Marie-Pierre Ayoul sait offrir un travail à la hauteur des attentes de ses clients. La qualité de ses réalisations est exemplaire. Sa soif de connaissances et son ouverture d'esprit lui permettent de faire face à de nouveaux défis. De nature généreuse, Marie-pierre n'hésite pas à partager son savoir- faire avec ses proches collaboratrices. Il m'est toujours agréable de travailler en sa compagnie et de partager son enthousiasme. » Agnès Robin, Designer de présentation et Artiste
“I feel that Marie-Pierre is a true professional and a diligent worker. She is able to provide technical experience and artistic insight to any project and the results are just phenomenal. I loved working with her and she has my highest recommendation.” Alexandra Tsotsis
“I have had the pleasure of working with Marie-Pierre several times. She is a very talented artist who will bring the most beautiful and creative art on walls and much more. I highly recommend her services.” Janice Auger, Designer
“Having worked for and with Marie-Pierre on a variety of projects over the years, I am very familiar with her skills and capabilities. I highly recommend her talent and creativity. In addition to the beautiful wall finishes that she is capable of, her talent as a creative painter for murals is excellent.” Kylie Sandford, Artist
"I am very pleased with the work Marie Pierre did in my home. She is an amazing artist. She made all of my dreams become reality in my home. Thank you!" Heather A.
“Marie-Pierre transformed my condo to an amazing urban and cozy place. She's very creative and has extraordinary ideas. She's also very nice and gentle person. It was pleasure to interact with her during the project.” Elena Grager
“Wonderful artist. Superb work! The silver leaf cabinet she restored (which was in very bad shape ) came back better than new. Also modified a large mirror to include some silver leaf. Always punctual, courteous and very tidy. She can realize any project you can dream of, and more. Highly recommend and look forward to other projects with Marie-Pierre as she is very pleasant to work with. She also repaired several items of furniture with excellent results.” Julie Marvento
“Marie-Pierre was a pleasure to work with. She is creative, reliable and very much a perfectionist-a winning recipe for home renovations. The work she did on the panels, shelves and mirror in our living room are now the focal point of the room and have had rave reviews from all who have seen it.” Sheila Nemtin
“I always wanted a painting with my parents but not a conventional one. I met up with Marie-Pierre, I explained to her what I wanted and i sort of let her do her thing. I remember the morning I received it at home, i became so emotional, she had captured exactly what I wanted and the detail, the impressiveness of the detail is outstanding.” Fred Salvo
"Extraordinaire! Superbe! Mme Ayoul a peint une reproduction d'une plaque d'acier brut sur notre cheminée moderne. Le résultat est magnifique et au delà de nos attentes. Au départ, nous étions hésitants à utiliser un faux fini, croyant à tort qu'il était réservé au décor classique. Quand nous avons vu l'échantillon qu'elle nous a présenté, nous savions que nous étions entre bonnes mains, avions été écoutés et compris. Je vous recommande fortement de contacter Mme Ayoul pour un travail de grande qualité. Tout a été effectué dans les délais. De plus, Il est facile de la rejoindre, elle retourne rapidement les appels et est à l'écoute de nos besoins. Nous n'hésiterons pas à l'appeler si d'autres projets nous viennent en tête!" Sarah Levasseur
"Marie-Pierre has done a perfect job with her high techniques and great taste in art. I had such a great experience while working with her and I ended up having my wall painted exactly like I wanted." Holly Shi
"The cabinet and frame painting quality by Marie Pierre was fantastic.
The ingenuity and sense of pride in her work was incomparable and I would recommend Marie very highly for a beautiful finish and high quality works." R. Blum
"My experience with Marie Pierre was amazing. We first met to discuss the project, she listened carefully to my needs and what I was looking for. I wanted a Black Powder Room and the way she transformed the walls is incredible. It's rich, glamorous and sophisticated. This is what I want people to feel in a Powder Room. It's a small place and you can really express yourself and go wild. I knew it was going to be nice, but she blew me way. It's unbelievably Beautiful. Thank you Marie Pierre for sharing your passion." M. Le Bouthillier
"Oh my gosh! That's what you'll say after hiring Marie-Pierre Ayoul.
The work she did for me in DDO (Montreal) was out of this world. The day she completed her job, my clients did not stop texting me about the results. They said "Wow, Darleen, she is so talented, we would not hesitate to hire her again".
I have to say, she is an artist. I had her paint joint pine and melamine and make it look like marble. You have to see it to believe it.
What happened was that I had a design in mind to have marble on a wall and have my trims around the window frame painted a similar colour to the marble veins. In the end I did not like the results and called in Marie-Pierre. She made my trims look like they were pieces of marble, identical to the existing one installed!
I'm telling you, you have to see it to believe it! She's awesome!" Darleen Wong, Designer