‘You can call the art of Marianne abstract expressionistic because her work  conveys very strongly the emotions that manifested themselves during the  process of painting.’
Haarlems Dagblad (1992)

‘The recent collages of Marianne M.Smit breath an atmosphere of perfect  combination of ‘ecriture’ (writing) and ‘peinture’ (painting).
Standing in front of these collages you can go on a journey in your mind to  an unknown country with beautiful unknown landscapes.’
Hans Paalman- former Director of the Stedelijk Museum of Schiedam (1999)

‘The art of Marianne.M.Smit can be defined with the words very beautiful,  imaginative and full of colour.
Haarlems Dagblad (2001)