Marlene is a regular contributor at local exhibitions organised by the Central Coast Art Society (CCAS) and the Central Coast Watercolour Society (CCWS) She was feature artist at the EASTER WATERCOLOUR SOCIETY EXHIBITION in April 2015.
She has exhibited and sold in Canberra at the "39 STEPS" cafe in O'Connor.
She was on exhibition in The Gosford Art Prize at the Gallery in East Gosford in2015 and sold her artwork titled "In the swim".
In the 2016 Grandma Moses Exhibition she was awarded first prize for "Summer Breeze" and Highly Commended for "Avoca After The Storm"; in 2018 , a highly commended for " Silos at Yarralumla"in 2018, First Prize for " Lintern Channel" in 2019.
Marlene won the Royal Oaks Hotel Prize with her painting "Valley View Morpeth" in the Cessnock Springtime Exhibition in September 2017.
She won the Watercolour section of the Dobell Art Prize (May 2018) with "Winter Morning".
She won the Watercolour section at the inaugural Women in Art at The Entrance with " Snow Owl "(2019)
She won the Watercolour section of 2019 Grandma Moses Exhibition in Gosford.