Marion was encouraged in art at an early age by her grade school teachers in rural Nebraska. Having grown up on a farm, animals and people were fun to paint or draw. These remain an interest as well as landscapes and flowers of South Dakota.
“In my early years as an artist I worked in oil but after being exposed to watercolor, playing around with the medium and developing my own style, I found it to be quite challenging and also very rewarding. It has allowed me to create designs and colors that I was unable to obtain with any other medium.”
In developing her own style of painting, Marion has studied a number of years under well known artists and has taken lessons in Argentina, and the Philippines.
Marion is a member of the Montana Watercolor Society, the Red River Watercolor Society, a signature member of the Northern Plains Watercolor Society, and the Artists of the Black Hills.