Marlin's work hangs in museum collections and private collections throughout the country. He is represented by the Altermann & Morris Galleries in Dallas, Houston, Santa Fe, and Hilton Head and Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio. He is listed in four comprehensive reference books on American art: The Bluebook of American Art, Davenport’s Art Reference, The Red Book and Ask Art.com.
Adams is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree. He has been a full time painter for a portion of his career and has combined painting and teaching for the past 21 years.
Marlin paints portraits and still lifes from life in his studio office or in the classroom studio. He often works alongside his students, believing that direct observation of the artist painting from life is the fastest way to learn.