Marilyn Barkhouse was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada and now resides in Nova Scotia.
Marilyn was considered an artistic prodigy, when at the young age of fifteen she attended the fine art program at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. She went on to graduate early from the Graphic Design and Fine Art program at Annapolis Campus in Middleton, Nova Scotia and began competing in gallery circuits at the age of only nineteen.
Marilyn has exhibited broadly and has gained considerable recognition for the photo-realistic quality of her work. Through commissions and contracts, the subject matter of Marilyn's artwork has expanded to encompass international wildlife as well as portraiture of domestic animals in pen-and-ink, pastels and acrylics.
Breaking out of the stereotype that artists are introverted, Marilyn auditioned for, and landed a role in the pilot movie and television series "Bigfoot Town." It was meant to be a one-time endeavor to cross off Marilynís bucket-list, but playing the character of Fire Chief Andrea Vanhorton might be the high point in a promising acting career.