Marlene was born in 1973 into the Pintupi language group of the Central and Western desert. Her father was the famous Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri and her adopted father is the renowned Doctor George Tjapaltjarri.
These and other family artists provided a lineage of skilled painters, who provided an education in painting skills. Marlene’s Dreamings include body paint designs and other women’s stories. Her paintings depict the journey path of Kungka Kutjara, travelling women and their travels to the site of Munni Munni (south east of Kintore).
Marlene’s works are included in numerous exhibitions and galleries throughout Australia and she is highly regarded as an emerging artist.