Marilyn was born in Fargo, North Dakota. Arrived in Phoenix in 1954. She and her four children, six grand children and great grand daughter live in Phoenix Arizona.
She considers her art to be uplifting to her spirit. Her subjects include Minnesota, travels, still life, and landscapes.
Her art has been exhibited at Arizona Art Alliance exhibits, Glendale arts council exhibit at Saguaro Ranch Park, and the Nash Jazz venue on first street and Roosevelt.
She has studied with Raliegh Kinney, Walter Powell, Dick Phillips, and EllenJean Diedrich. Also at the University of Nevada in Reno.