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Marijke Braaksma was born in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands, and had a career as a psychiatric social worker.

In the 1980s she studied painting at the Gooise Akademie, Laren in the Netherlands. During that time she met her future husband David Tress, also an artist, with whom she now lives in Great Britain. In 2006, 2008 and 2010 she had one woman exhibitions in the Nant-y-Coy Gallery in Pembrokeshire, and is currently showing at the St Davids Studio Gallery, Pembrokeshire, and Five Ways gallery near Abergavenny.

Next exhibition will be in "The Studio" in St.Davids between 26 March 2015 - 19 April 2015

Paintings are for sale in galleries and on-line