Marjolein Markink finished the Art Academy at Arnhem  (1993) and a few years later she was going to the Nautical College for ocean going sailing vessels at Enkhuizen (1999).She was working for 7 years on sea.
After that period she started again with her artwork. She designed special coffins in the form of a boat or from used wood.
The last years she makes a lot of artsculptures and installations.
She works mostly with wood and often she used hole trunks. Also she makes bronze sculptures and work on assignment.

Marjolein Markink lives and works on an old sailing vessel/ houseboat at an sidearm of the river IJssel and has her studio on an historical deck barge.