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.
Winner of the Watercolour section of the Dobell Art Prize (May 2018) with "Winter Morning".
Winner of the Watercolour section at the inaugural Women in Art at The Entrance with " Snow Owl "(2019)
Winner of the Watercolour section of 2019 Grandma Moses Exhibition in Gosford.
Winner of the Traditional section at TADAS Exhibition 2021 and equal Best in Show with " Country Shack.
Winner of Lanscapes/waterscaspes section at TADAS Exhibition 2023 with " Afternoon Shadows".
Art is also exhibited at Toukley Gallery at Wallarah Park and at Green View Gallery at Kincumber.
Currently exhibiting in Dobell Art Prize in Wangi Wangi this weekend