Marlene was born at Santa Teresa (south-east of Alice Springs) in 1970. She has been painting on canvas since 1999. By nature Marlene is quiet and unassuming, but gains great satisfaction in producing work of the highest standard. Her style is reflective of Eastern Aranda art and is incredibly detailed and colourful.
She is related to Vanessa Inkamala and Petrina Conway who paint in a similar style. The art of all three women is highly sort after.
Marlene's predominant themes are "spiritual women", "spiritual dancing" and "wild bush tucker".