Marilyn is a contemporary American impressionist artist based in the Chicago area. As an oil painter, she has a unique style that combines fine detail with colorful, loose, abstract elements--creating a vibrant, warm, dream-like quality to her work. She specializes in faces, including portraits, figures, flowers, and abstracts.
Early on, as an independent artist, Marilyn designed and marketed a line of 50 greeting cards around the country, "Whimerics," with whimsical pen and ink drawings. She's done newspaper illustrations for the Detroit News, courtroom illustrations for WDIV-TV, and cartoons for animated TV commercials. For hospitals, she combined her talents by writing and illustrating patient-education programs. More recently, she's written and illustrated the opening chapters of a children's book on body parts, called "Kathy Kidney and Friends."
Throughout her life, Marilyn has always been drawing and painting--in acrylics, watercolors, pen and ink, and oils-a favorite medium. Her professional interest in mothers and children often spills over into her art, which reflects her love of figures and faces--both adults and children...and some pets!