Marek is rugged blue water sailor in the great tradition of Anton Otto Fischer and Charles Robert Patterson, who has turned his experiences at sea into works of great majesty and beauty. For 11 years he sailed as chief electrician on steamships, tankers and oceangoing salvage tugs, usually spending 300 days at sea annually. After working as a superintendent at the famous Gdansk Shipyard, he rejoined the Polish Navy. Out of these experiences has been born a deep respect for the power of the sea which Marek captures so faithfully in his work. His works are informed by not some imaginary world nor a recreation from reference material, but his own life experiences at sea.
In 1981, just before the imposition of martial law in Poland, Marek moved his family to the U.S. where he has lived and painted since then to the admiration and awe of those who truly know the sea. A special collection of his work was featured in Four Distinguished Artists Exhibition at the the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic CT in November 1993.