Marianne Fox – Ockinga began this series of woodcuts, drawings and paintings of the transformation of a number of major sites across London in 2001. Her most recent work has been concerned with the Olympic development at Stratford. Marianne was granted unique access to the site and was present from when the first girders of the stadium were put in place through to its final stages, drawing from a specially constructed platform placed in different areas as the site progressed.
Prior to the Olympics project Marianne documented and drew the massive redevelopment of Kings Cross which was taking place minutes from her home, including the refurbishment of the St Pancras Hotel and the huge train shed designed by William Henry Barlow in 1862, as well as the dismantling of the gas rings a few hundred yards east and the building of King’s Place. Simultaneously Marianne depicted the final days of Arsenal’s Highbury Stadium and the construction of its replacement, the Emirates Stadium.
Marianne has exhibited her drawings, watercolours and woodcuts widely in London and in the Netherlands, including at the Royal Academy, the Discerning Eye, London Festival of Architecture and with Buro Happold and Eurostar.
Marianne was born in the Netherlands and came to the UK to study at the Bath Academy of Art from 1960 - 63, returning to study at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam.
She has lived and worked in London since 1971.
Marianne has for the past decade focused on the a series of huge developments in North London beginning with the redevelopment of King’s Cross St Pancras and continuing with King’s Place, the demolition of the Arsenal Highbury Stadium and the construction of the Emirates Stadium. Most recently Marianne has been drawing the progress of the Olympic development site in Stratford.
Marianne has exhibited regularly in both the UK and Holland and her work is many private collections.