Marilyn Stretton was born and educated in Queensland of Chinese heritage. After a career as a librarian, she completed her Bachelor of Arts (Visual) School of Art ANU in 2008. Her graduation work related to issues of identity and culture. She has exhibited frequently since graduation sharing two joint exhibitions with fellow painter, Eve Sawa in 2011 and 2012 and also participating in various group exhibitions Marilyn’s first solo exhibition was recently held 11-29 July 2014 at the Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra. She enjoys working in oils and acrylic mediums.