Marleen considers herself an experimental artist. Painting realistic watercolors and mixed media abstract she is always trying new methods and taking risks.

Texture and a nature motif are important elements in her work. Marleen has been involved in art throughout her life and has had work accepted in many juried art shows and won several awards.

Marleen Olive currently gives watercolor classes at Amador County Senior Center in Jackson, CA.  Classes sponsored by Amador Arts Council.