Painting and studying art have been a major part of Marilyn’s life. She received many awards growing up in a very creative atmosphere at home and school in Vermont.
Marilyn is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, an elected member of the Salmagundi Art Club and the Audubon Art Society, a signature member of the Connecticut Pastel Society where she was vice president and president. She was president of the CT Classic Arts and is a member of the Lyme Art Association, Society of Creative Arts and Greenwich Art Society.
Her undergraduate studies began at Syracuse University College of Fine Arts and finished at the University of Vermont with a BA degree. Her graduate art degree started at Syracuse University and finished at the University of Alabama with a Master of Fine Arts degree – major in painting/printmaking. She also studied painting and sculpture at Skidmore and Bennington colleges before moving south with her husband and children. Pastel workshops were with Daniel Greene, Frank Federico, Albert Handel and Christina DeBarry. She studied oil painting with Frank Mason in Stowe, Vermont since moving to Connecticut.
Marilyn taught art and English in public schools for over thirty-five years and was an art curriculum supervisor for twenty schools; she taught graduate art curriculum studies at the University of South Carolina.
Marilyn’s love of flowers has prevailed in many of her paintings. She is an avid gardener and since moving to CT her sunflower and other gardens have been a great source of inspiration; when the flowers fade, they are still beautiful.
Her painting, prints and collages are in many private and corporate collections. Her studio was included in the Fairfield University studio tour. She was a founding member of Gallery Ten in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Marilyn’s love of flowers has prevailed in her many series of paintings the last thirty years.
2018, ‘Garden Portrait 12’ won an award at the Pastel Society of America’s 46th Annual Enduring Brilliance exhibit at the National Arts Club at Gramercy Park, NYC.
2019, ‘Bouquet’ won an award at the CT Pastel Society’s members’ exhibit in Southington, CT.
Participated in the Hudson Valley Art Association exhibit in Lyme, CT, June 2019.