Marilyn began painting as a child with her watercolor sets. She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts where she was surrounded with multiple, rich images and cultural diversity. She recalls being taken by her parents to many places within the city where she would "bump into land/cityscape images and ideas." Her parents' encouragement of her enjoyment in painting has had a strong influence as well as being raised in a culturally diverse neighborhood with excellent museums available for viewing works of art.
Marilyn graduated from Columbia University Graduate School, and moved in 1970 to Northern California where the proliferation of her work is a testament to her ever rising art spirit. After Columbia, she continued to study art in Santa Rosa with Maurice Lapp and Michael Loffredo.
Marilyn's work has been featured in galleries, wineries, restaurants, Chamber of Commerce brochures, television and is in over 180 private and corporate collections.
Her artwork has been represented by MB Designs, Ltd. in New York City as well as Objectiques in Beacon, N.Y. The art has been commissioned by the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York City for their BLT Market restaurant headed by Chef Laurent Tourondel, as well as other corporate and private patrons. Marilyn's oeuvre has also been selected as part of a museum exhibition on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.