Born in Saskatchewan, Marquita developed a passion for drawing at a very early age. Sketching came naturally to her and consequently her love of art continued into adulthood.
Marquita spent five years in London, England pursuing her goal to become an artist. She attended City & Guilds of London Art School for three years, completing courses in life drawing and sculpture.
During these years she was also employed at John Pinches Medalists. Her position there was as an assistant to David Cornell, Sculptor. He greatly influenced and encouraged her in her studies. During Marquita’s employment she completed several coins and ingots; some of these commemorative pieces were presented to Queen Elizabeth II.
Marquita now lives in Calgary, Alberta where she paints full time. She is a member of the Calgary Sketch Club, Calgary Artists’ Society and the Calgary Community Painters Society.