Marian has had a lifelong interest in art, nature and gardening. She started painting botanical watercolors in 1999 after taking a botanical painting class with Bente Starke-king for "fun.” She has also taken instruction from Anne-Marie Evans and Carol Woodin. She received a BA degree in the Practice of Art from the University of California at Berkeley.
Having moved to the Mendocino North Coast of California, she is active at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and the Artists’ Coop of Mendocino.
Participant, ASBA Seventh Annual International
Juried Botanical Art Exhibition
Best of Show, ASBA Juried Exhibition
Fourth Annual Botanical Show, 2003
SUNY Farmingdale, NY