Marilyn still has the “paint by number” she painted when just 4 years old. Decades were to go by before she would pick up another paint brush. Her working career was that of an executive secretary until a thoughtful birthday gift from her husband, of private painting instruction, would change her life and profession forever. In the many years since, pursuing this passion with the zest, enthusiasm and drive for which she is known Marilyn has established a full-time career as a fine artist. She is grateful to have studied with some of the greats ~ Scott Christensen, the late Ken Auster, Anne Blair Brown and Paula Frizbe to name a few.
Growing up in New Jersey and spending vacations on the Massachusetts coast, in the summer home built by her great grandfather, Marilyn’s love for New England was born. As of the Spring of 2016; Marilyn, with devoted husband and their two dogs, has made New Hampshire her permanent home. An area providing a palette of endless beauty and inspiration.
You can find Marilyn painting in her studio or en plein air (outside) using a limited oil palette of red, yellow, blue, and white. Alla Prima (painting in one session), is her style preference. Marilyn’s exuberance is translated into her sought after works which she exhibits in local and regional shows, juried competitions and in fine art galleries. Her paintings can be found in private collections throughout the United States.