She began her art training at the age of sixteen at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. There she was taught everything from fine art painting, graphics and interior design. In the United States she attended Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles CA and received instruction in illustration.
As a portrait artist and muralist, she spent six years in the Emirates, four years in France and now lives and works in Laguna Beach, California.
Marianne’s work has been shown in locations around the world including Switzerland, France, the Middle East and throughout the United States.