Toillion is a signature member of the Northern Plains Watercolor Society.  she studied art at the University of Nebraska as well as in Manila, Philippines and Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Toillion serves yearly as an artist in residence at Sylvan Lake Lodge.


Marion-webI enjoy painting people, scenes, or things I have experienced first-hand.  I find landscape scenes of the Black Hills and South Dakota plains interesting along with portraits of the Native American life.  Light is an important part of my paintings.

I like to depict the people who carved the history of South Dakota and animals and flowers.  I work in watercolor, using loose areas in which I let the media do its own thing, and work tight in areas I want to focus on.