Art has always been a large part of Marilyn’s life. Marilyn was raised in a family that appreciated art in all forms, and several family members are artists. Marilyn’s father was English and Marilyn was fortunate enough to be able to live in England for more than 3 years. She developed a deep love for the beauty and softness of the English countryside.
Marilyn’s journey into art began with Calligraphy becoming a passion that led to her teaching this art form for more than 20 years. In 2009 a friend suggested that she try doing watercolours and a new passion was born. The freedom and beauty of watercolour captured Marilyn’s imagination. She has been painting and taking classes since then and has not stopped, even to the point of painting in her dreams. Marilyn is inspired by memories of England, and being able to recreate those memories in watercolour is pure joy. Marilyn was honored by being juried into the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) in October 2011.