Marika was born in London in 1958 to Hungarian and British parents. Marika studied drawing and painting with Jason Bowyer, Francis Bowyer and Paul Heywood. Her work has been shown in the Hunting Prize and The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Her work is in private collections throughout the world. Marika's ongoing influences through movement feeds into her fascination with the human form and the changing forms of objects as they become personalised within given spaces.