Marlene is a sculptor, jeweller and painter who lives in Northland, New Zealand. She graduated from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and latterly, from The Learning Connexion in Wellington with a Diploma in Creativity (Honours).

Marlene resonates with the idea that Nature is our greatest teacher and has therefore  designed a series of Spirit Animal rings.  She loves the concept that most people, consciously or unconsciously, relate to an animal who inspires them throughout their lives. She is also curious about the idea that we can invoke different spirit animals at various cross roads in our lives to imbibe their character traits and triumph over obstacles.

She is interested in the notion that the Earth is our Mother. As a sculptor, Marlene has enjoyed moulding and casting a series of 'The Mother' figurines in bronze. There is a small figurine who can be worn as a necklace or carried in the pocket or purse, and a larger figurine for the alter, home or garden.

Marlene's work can be seen at The Little Black Gallery during KOAST and during the rest of the year.