Marcy began painting in 1970 when her husband gave her his oil paints and brushes, and she taught herself the basics of painting. She began taking art classes in the early 80’s, studying oil painting with Georgia Abood of Alizarin Crimson in Stuart, Florida. After moving to Albuquerque, NM in the mid-80s, she attended adult art classes at the University of New Mexico.
After moving back to Florida in 1995, Marcy studied acrylic painting with Denise Justice in Stuart and decorative art and watercolor in Port St. Lucie. She also studied professional faux finishing in 2006 with Jodi Baldanza at Faux Effects in Vero Beach. Upon moving to Fort Pierce in 2010, Marcy began studying with Leslie Stokes at Art Mundo, and at that time, began moving into abstract painting. She won first place in a national juried show in NY in 2014 and honorable mention in a juried show in Vero Beach in 2015 has a third floor studio at Orange Ave Studios downtown Fort Pierce.