Marilynn received a B.A. in Studio Art and a B.S. in Art Education from the University of Maryland. She earned 30+ graduate credits from the Maryland Institute of Art and McDaniel College.

Marilynn taught art in public school for almost 30 years. The last sixteen years of her teaching career was focused on teaching painting and photography. She taught photography several semesters at the College of Southern Maryland.

Upon retiring from teaching Marilynn spent the next 10+ years working as a wedding photographer.

In 2013 Marilynn was juried into the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia for her landscape painting. She is currently working on a variety of series in painting, drawing and fine art photo images.

Marilynn lives in Alexandria, VA.