Marilyn Clement was born and raised in Minneapolis Minnesota. After seeing a program on Public Television in 2004 on acrylic painting, she ordered a painting kit and has been painting ever since. She branched out to watercolors in 2007 and belongs to Central Minnesota Watercolorists and Artists of Minnesota. Marilyn has long been interested in gardening and with encouragement from her daughter, Renee; they became Master Gardeners in 2006. This may explain Marilynís interest in painting flowers and nature scenes. Marilyn has attended many painting workshops and paints twice a week at Whitney Senior Center in St Cloud. She has displayed her work in several shows and has been accepted in many juried art shows. Marilyn has also illustrated a children's book "Edgar the Near-Sighted Eagle". Marilyn won a 1st place ribbon at the Artists of MN Spring Show in 2012 and displays her work at The Artists' Mall in Walker MN. During the winter Marilyn paints and displays her work at the Palms RV Resort in Yuma, AZ. Marilyn and her husband, Dave, reside in rural St Cloud the rest of the year.