Although born in England, at the tender age of twelve months, Marilyn and her parents emigrated to South Africa. After having spent half her life there, a decision was made to emigrate again, this time to Australia, where she is now a happy Aussie.
Art has always been part of Marilyn's life, as her father was well known for his watercolour paintings. An opportunity arose to extend her studies and she attended several TAFE courses and completed a BA Visual Art - Fine Arts at Griffith University.
Of all artists, Monet has been first and foremost a great inspiration for his use of colour and application of paint.
Marilyn has been involved in many different exhibitions, both in Brisbane and on the Blackall Range. Nature is her inspiration and she enjoys extending the boundaries of her subjects.