In her paintings, Marilyn tries to convey her own personal beliefs of what art is. The artist’s role is to make the ordinary extraordinary. She loves to explore the interplay of light and shadow and its effects on the subject matter. Her paintings and good composition while engaging collectors with uplifting shapes, values, colors and depth. She believes it is far better to leave a painting more unfinished rather than too much detail so the Viewer can complete the painting. It is more free to view a single brush stroke done with energy and confidence, than 100 strokes done with drudgery. Her mentors are John Singer Sargent and Joaquin Sorolla.