Marilyn is British born and educated and after traveling extensively world-wide, now considers the beautiful Central Coast of California her home. A self-taught artist, she began painting 11 years ago. She is the President of the six member Brush & Palette Art Group. She commenced staging solo shows at wineries up and down the coast, and the feat of which she is most proud is selling 22 PAINTINGS IN ONE DAY AT FIRESTONE WINERY! She is the recipient (four times over) of the "Best of the Best" award at the annual Grapes and Grains event in Santa Maria, California. Voted in November 2021 "Best Artist for Northern Santa Barbara County" by readers of the Sun newspaper.