Marie-Christine Maitre de Tarragon was born in Burgundy, France. She grew up in the family chateau, surrounded by art and horses. Her great-grandfather, the Marquis de Valdahon, was a renowned eighteenth century painter. Her grandmother and uncle were also artists. Marie Christine attended private school in Paris, finishing with Honors. She went on to complete two years at the University of Paris in Vincennes studying Philosophy and Psychology, then two years at The University of Utah, majoring in sculpture. She also studied art at the University of Pittsburgh, Bellarmine University, the Scottsdale Artist's School, and with Bob Lockart, Jerry Cox, Grant Speed, Stanley Beinfield, and Veryl Goodnight. Her work has been in exhibitions in France, the prestigious Louisville Horse Park, a one-woman show at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum, and at the Aiken Center for the Arts. In Louisville, Kentucky, is a permanent installation of twelve life-sized horse heads which create a beautiful fountain. Marie-Christine has collectors in the United States, France and Japan. When Marie-Christine moved to America, she trained race horses. She now trains reining horses in addition to creating beautiful equine sculptures and paintings. Her life continues to intertwine art and horses.