OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz is proud to present a Solo Exhibition by Marion DeCocq, an amazing artist who taken First Friday Art Walk’s annual Art Contest by storm for the last two years. An Army vet and devoted father of five who has returned to art in mid-life, Marion won both the Grand Prize and People’s Choice honors in Art Walk’s Annual Art Contest & Exhibition in 2013 and 2014. From the Artist: Born in Missouri 1971 and educated in the public school system, I was generally unremarkable in most academic subjects with the exception of art, where from first grade on I never scored less than an A+ (it may also be that art was the only class that I fully participated in). Creating Art back then was this poor boy’s Atari play system, and I played it often. I graduated high school in boot camp and served four years in the Army during, Operation Desert Storm.

Afterward I raised five beautiful children working as a trash man, emphasizing to them the importance of education. My oldest daughter is now a second grade school teacher and my youngest daughter is in her third year of college in the pursuit of becoming a scientist. So, in the last few years, as my children began leaving our home to search out their own destinies, I returned to mine: Art.

All of my oil paintings are done in layers through traditional processes. I do many disparate genres but with the single aim to capture as much imaginative force as I can in order to create a visual curiosity. In my mindset I try less to paint statements inasmuch as leading questions, so the viewers of my paintings are not just witnesses to art but participants as well. I am a fan of surrealism, but I do not categorize myself as strictly a surrealist painter; I just follow where my mind goes.

 

 

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz is proud to present a Solo Exhibition by Marion DeCocq, an amazing artist who taken First Friday Art Walk’s annual Art Contest by storm for the last two years. An Army vet and devoted father of five who has returned to art in mid-life, Marion won both the Grand […]