In the 1980s Marilyn attended Colorado State University where she received both a bachelor's and master's degree in painting. Here she studied under Jim Dormer, a successful painter and printmaker, who remains her mentor today. "Jim's uncompromising and demanding teaching style brought out my confidence and ability as an artist. He still provides me with guidance and support."
Marilyn is represented by the Denver Art Company and her work is found in galleries and private collections in the United States. She resides in Golden, Colorado, with her husband Craig and two young children, Grant and Blake.