To Marilyn, the spontaneity of watercolor, as
 she uses it, leaves little room to second guess herself or her painting. In her finished work, she doesn’t try to hide the evidence of her artistic process but, rather, invites the viewer to join her in the creative endeavor in which the brush strokes and the application of pigment are obvious.

While her paintings take the natural world around her as their subject matter, they are really about edges – the places where things meet: paint and paper; light and shadow; pigment and water; and the natural and manmade worlds. Her works document an inner journey and an outer journey simultaneously.