Marion studied sculpture at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. She has been employed as Workshop Manager of Glasgow Sculpture Studios, and for five years as a technician in the department of Sculpture and Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art. Marion now works freelance as an artist and educator. She makes site-specific commissions and enjoys working with communities to gather information about what makes their place special. This research is integral to the design process for the commissions. She runs sculpture workshops, often using clay and plaster, and tailors different workshops, including drawing and printmaking, to suit specific groups.
Recent commissions include the Lancastria Memorial at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank, and, at Loch Leven in Kinross-shire, a series of bronze discs, set into Oak seating, with imagery relating to the landscape and history of the area. These are spread out over the heritage trail, around the perimeter of the Loch. In Ayrshire, she made Milestones using Ailsa Craig granite with drawings incised into them. Using Burns’ poetry as a starting point they portray the natural environment of Ayrshire, and are set in the grounds of Woodlands View, a new hospital in Irvine.