Marie Carroll was born in St. John's Wood, London, of Quaker stock. She attended formal training in the Goldsmith College of Art where she spent three years learning and developing her masterly control of light and colour.
After Marie Carroll graduated from college she spend a number of years working in Paris. Then when Marie Carroll returned to London she began to paint full time and her work sold through some very well established galleries in London's West End and Sloane Square.
In the 1970's, Marie Carroll moved to Ireland where she was encapsulated by the picturesque landscapes of Dublin and Wicklow. Her work is also influenced by the chaos and excitement of Market Places and the lively streets.
Today however the most dominant themes in Marie Carroll's work are interiors, landscapes and seascapes which reflect her roots in her interest on the painterly concerns of contemporary french painting.