As Marina Georgievna writes in her autobiography: "My childhood was spent among friends and acquaintances - Vereisky, Bilibin, Dobuzhinsky, Kustodiev. In memory there were wonderful children's holidays, which, despite a difficult hunger time, were arranged in the Kustodiyevs' house on Vvedenskaya. The guests were always Marusya and Mitya Shostakovich, children of Dobuzhinsky, Oric Vereisky. Unforgettable and childlike impression of the bright, joyful paintings of Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev. It must have all caused me an ineradicable desire to paint. As far as I can remember - I always drew".
In 1940 Marina Georgievna graduated from the Tauride Art College and entered the Academy of Arts at the pictorial department. She studied together with her wonderful masters: A.A. Mylnikov, V.F. Zagonek, F. I. Pakun, E.E. Moiseyenko, the sculptor M.A. Anikushin. Her favorite teacher was K. I. Rudakov.
The study was completed only in 1949 and for 20 years Marina Georgievna taught painting, drawing, composition in her native Tauride Art School and at the Academy of Arts.
"In 1955 I was admitted to the Leningrad branch of the Artists' Union. The closest creative relations developed at this time with Tatyana Bruni, Alexandra Schekatihina-Pototskaya, Sofya Yunovich. I took part in more than 40 different art exhibitions held in various cities of the country. Among my students there were already many famous artists Yury Mezhirov, Yuri Lyukshin, Igor Mayorov, Boris Smirnov and many others".
In 1969 Marina Georgievna retired and did not teach anymore. She got a good workshop on the Petrograd side. "I write portraits (Akhmatova, Bergholz, Shostakovich, Ulanova, Nureyev, poets Tikhonov, Dudin, Shefner, writers Brazhnin, Zoshchenko and many others), still lifes, landscapes. And yet my main love is my native Leningrad-Petersburg. Drawing Petersburg is the greatest pleasure and happiness. In these works, I put my whole soul without a trace. I can not live without this constant work, there is no sense. "
"In 1986, on the 40th anniversary of India's independence, I wrote two great works: a panel dedicated to the great history of our friendly people and a portrait of Indira Gandhi against the background of the Taj Mahal. The panel is in Bombay, and the portrait of Indira Gandhi in New Delhi in the Indira Gandhi Museum. These works deserved the praise of S.N. Roerich".
The last years of Maria Georgievna's life were difficult. "The trouble is, of course, that every year the vision, memory, strength go weak - it becomes more difficult to walk, draw. But the desire to create, work, to be useful to society, to enjoy life, new changes does not decrease".