o c i c a t  s t u d i o

M a r i a n   C a t e s   P a i n t i n g s ,   P h o t o g r a p h s   &   D e s i g n s

People regularly ask me how I came up with the name for my online studio. Did I have an ocicat, they asked. No, but I've had a couple of tabbies.

The ocicat  has markings similar to those of
an ocelot, which is a wild cat. Despite its appearance, though, the ocicat is a tabby,  one of the most loved pet cat breeds.

I consider myself something of an
ocicat, much friendlier and cuddlier than people think.

oth cats  have green eyes. The ocicat's eyes are a cheerful, bright green.

he black
cat's eyes are mysterious, perhaps even dangerous. Perhaps he is the wild cat in my neighborhood.

About Me

I love creating art, because it takes me into that eternal space in which the stresses of time drop away. Ah, to dwell always in that space!

My mother, who was an artist, taught me drawing when I was a girl. Growing up, I spent much of my time drawing and painting, both at home and at school, winning a number of school honors.

I've created art in pastels, ink, mixed media, textile arts, oils, acrylics and digitally. I've been a photographer for 30 years.

I am also a playwright and composer, as well as a fiction and non-fiction writer.

Artist's Statement

Coming soon.