Marianne grew up in the northeast with a focus on faith, family and competitive equestrian competition. After riding her way into the National championships at Madison Square Garden she went on to college and her horses went with her.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Her competitive past served her well in the corporate world of sales for nearly 35 years. She was a top performer wherever she was and in whatever role she played. Her last job as a Global Account Manager for a major manufacturer was cut short as her body began to show signs of severe wear and tear from her athletic past.
After 13 surgeries in 6 years Marianne has re emerged with gusto as a passionate artist and painter. Her life took a dramatic turn toward art due to one of the medications she was taking. It was prescribed for her in too high of a dose and it altered her brain and her abilities. Instead of doing irreparable damage, she suddenly had abilities she never had before. This is known as Acquired Savant Syndrome. She was able to paint as if she had done it all her life when in actuality she never had the ability to draw before.
Call it a miracle, call it whatever you want but her passion for the arts is here to stay.
Marianne has always had a heart for helping people in need. From serving as a trustee at the Bridgeport Rescue Mission or planning to take her art classes to a local prison. Now she hopes that through the art more can be helped and inspired and God will do the rest.