In the third grade of elementary school, I knew what study I wanted to do when I became old enough.
It seemed quite simple at that time: to become an artist.
In reality, there were a few obstacles to overcome.
At the academy of Fine Arts, everything was very different from what I imagined before. Everyone was allowed to focus himself on only one thing. I had troubles with it very soon. At that time, I already had the idea that one should not make a difference between art and design, and soon I kept beside painting during my second year, also ceramics, clothing design and fabric printing.
After five years of learning how to draw and paint, including my internship at the Academy of Designs in Oslo, I started to hold classes in painting, interrupted by numerous travels.
It never felt so comfortable with selling my paintings, so I kept them rather for myself.
I took fashion design courses, designed a clothing line that sadly succumbed to a flood, I gave painting-summer courses, followed entrepreneurial training, a two-year course pedagogy, I was grinding stones, did jewelery, mosaic making and leather working, until the present day.
This centipede behavior belongs to me and I do what I want. There may still arise all kinds of new things.
In recent years I relay more and more on my intuition, while I use all the experience I have accumulated over the years as a buffer.
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