Marguerite de Messières received her BA in art at Wesleyan University and studied art conservation and museology at SACI in Florence, Italy. She traveled to Bulgaria under a fellowship where she studied woodcarving at the National Academy of Art in Sofia. In addition to painting, she collaborates with her husband, sculptor and woodworker Tsvetomir Naydenov, in public art, kinetic sculptures, and stop motion film. She also co-developed the app “Wurd Torn,” listed by Apple in 2015 as one of the "All Time Greats" of word games. She lives in Maryland with her family and many honeybees.