Maree White is a self-taught artist who has been painting for over 22 years. Her first solo show was at the age of ten in South Canterbury.
In her early twenties she resided in Reefton on the West Coast where she painted many Murals around the town.
Upon turning 30 White shifted to Waimate South and took up painting full time. At this stage she also started to teach people how to paint. Here in her large Woolshed studio she painted a large 9m by 2m work for a film company in Queenstown and other various works of similar size for a music store in Christchurch and a local nightclub in Timaru.
In 2000 White shifted to Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty where she paints in a converted cowshed, teaches painting and composes music.