Boston always had a yen to paint, and picked up her first
paintbrush when living in Rota, Spain, painting in oils and
acrylics with Spanish artist, Julio Ceballos. She didn't
seriously pursue painting again until moving to New Orleans and
studied with Chick Lively, a popular local watercolor artist, and
made her first sell when hanging in a show on the Jackson
Square fence. While living in Hawaii Marilynn pursued photography,
the images of which have been inspirations for watercolors that
are now in private collections. In Los Gatos, California, she
continued her interest in watercolors while painting in the Bruni
studio. For several years after that, she followed her other
passion as a horse owner living on a ranch in the Santa Cruz
Mountains, and became a published writer. After returning to
Tennessee she took a class at the University of Tennessee, and
studied with Betsy Worden both in Knoxville, and Arrowmont.
Hanging in the Arts and Antiques Gallery in Knoxville was an
avenue for meeting other artists as well as selling her paintings.
Margaret Bach, president of MAA, encouraged Marilynn to
participate in the Morristown Art Association where she has won
awards at MAA Juried Art Shows, as well as at shows elsewhere. She
has done commissioned paintings of homesteads in Tennessee,
Georgia, Kansas and Minnesota. Marilynn's true joy is placing
her art with family and friends.