Marian is a member of both the RSA and the RSW. She studied textiles at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. She won the Noble Grossart prize in 1997. Her work is rooted in Scottish and Highland culture and landscape. 'The land, sea and weather absorb me. Images for my paintings are collected in the landscape and in the studio the recollection moves into interpretation and metaphor.' Marian takes landscape as a starting point around which emotions coalesce and are ultimately synthesized.