Marilyn has lived most of her life in Indiana, but has traveled extensively. She attended Indiana University and studied art under the instruction of Professor Tom Thomas. She continued her studies with internationally known artists, Maggie Price, Kim Lordier, Richard McKinley, Kenn Backhaus, Scott Christensen, Barbara Jaenicke, David Slonim and others.
She has been painting professionally since 1999 and her paintings have been accepted in local, regional, and national juried shows and have won awards in both oil and pastel.
Her style is impressionistic with an emphasis on color and light. Marilyn's paintings are included in collections in Indiana, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, new Mexico, and India.
Marilyn's work has been featured in her magazine.
Three of her paintings have been used on the covers of two novels and one children's book: "Sweet Land of Liberty" by Donna Cronk, "That Sweet Place" by Donna Cronk and "Pictures From Gabriel" by Susan Hoskins Miller.
Work may be seen at Brown County Art Gallery, Nashville, IN, Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, and locally at The Artistry Annex and ERA Integrity Real Estate in New Castle, Indiana.
Regional Ambassador and Signature Member of International Plein Air Painters, Indiana Plein Air Painters, American Impressionist Society, Great Lakes Pastel Society, Southeastern Pastel Society, Tuscon Pastel Society, Hoosier Salon, Indiana Artists Club, Indiana Heritage Arts, Richmond Art Museum, Exhibit Director for The Art Association of Henry County (Indiana).