After a long successful career as an Interior Designer, Marilyn shifted her focus to her other passion – art. Whilst studying at Byron School of Art she discovered a new love, in the form of print making. Since then, print making has become a large part of her practise. Now living steps away from the beautiful coastline beaches of northern New South Wales, Marilyn’s inspiration comes from nature in her local environment, and she is constantly inspired by nature’s unique and never ending ability to create countless forms, textures and mark making.
“After my morning walk, I let nature’s patterns and textures feed my thoughts and art practise. With a general feel and direction in mind I enjoy the creative, spontaneous process of this style of mono printing. For me, this approach seems to have endless the possibilities. Each print has its own unique qualities. Some print images are complete as is, though often I can see ways to enhance each print image with additional mark making and textures, using coloured inks, charcoal, pastels, pencil, collaged and engraved textured papers to finish off each piece”.