Marianne draws and paints from life whenever possible, concentrating on still lifes and portraits. Still lifes are patient sitters and present the opportunity to capture a lasting memory and impression of a beloved object, color, mood or to tell a story. Two of her portraits, one commissioned, are in the Madrona Marsh Nature Center, Torrance, CA. Another of her portraits was purchased by the Brand Gallery in Glendale, CA. She has been active in the art world for the past 40 years, works in different mediums and shares a studio with artist Daniel T. Desmond.