During a two-year stay in London (2006-2007) Mariecke decided to focus on visual art.



In2014 she was commissioned by Paul Spies, director of the Amsterdam Museum to fill an entire portrait gallery with her paintings at the Hermitage Amsterdam. She created a series of life-sized paintings , full-lenght portraits of prominent citizens of Amsterdam. The exhibition was opened by Eberhard van der Laan who, as mayor and ambassador for this New Civic Guards Gallery, was the first to be given a portrait.