My name is Marion
A. Bockmann. I was born in Yorkton and raised in Stockholm,
Saskatchewan, Canada. My Family and I later moved to Germany. I became
an “Industriekauffrau” and worked as a secretary in different companies.
I am married with two sons.
In 1996 we moved to Dublin. For over 13 years my hobby was silk
painting. I then worked in a silk painting studio for three years. For
two summers in a row I worked on two separate films as a seamstress and
a textile artist. That was something I really enjoyed doing. I have
always loved to be creative.
After that I
started working in Retail. Now I am an assistant shop manager and I
enjoy working with people.
My real passion
lies with oil painting! A couple of years ago I had a health scare. I
knew I would be out of work for a couple of weeks. So I started to do
oil paintings to take my mind off things. It was very therapeutic. The
colors just came exploding out of me! I was in a different world while I
was painting! It was a very healing experience.
It turned out
there was no need to worry. But now there was no going back! Since then
I have never stopped painting.
Painting is my
meditation. When I paint I can completely switch off.
New ideas start to grow like a little seed. Sometimes it takes
weeks to get it right. Then when it's ripe I know its time to start! I
get excited and impatient and cannot wait to fill the canvas. I feel
happy and sometimes have to get up really early in the morning because I
can’t wait to get back to painting. When I am looking forward to paint
it feels great. And I am full of anticipation. I have a lot to learn!
And I am enjoying every minute of the journey!
Roses in July artwork by Marion Bockmann