Marjorie Portnow, Looking South one Rt 1, towards Torrey Pines, San Diego, CA


I am mostly a plein air painter and mostly paint on site trying to capture a sense of place. I am interested in the perception of nature, the nature of perception, and the nature of art. Although the scale is often small, the spaces are often vast and panoramic.
Artwork Info
Date 2010-2020
Dimensions 24 x 36 inches
Medium Oil on canvas
Artist Info
Born New York, NY
Works Easthampton, MA

Reflecting on this Year



Exhibiting since 1972 mainly in New York City, Boston, Provincetown, and Wellfleet. Collections include: Louis-Dreyfus, Inness, Graham Gund, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gibbs Museum, Long Beach Museum, Sheldon Art Museum, Museum of Western Virginia, Albany Museum of History and Art, Middlebury College, Holllins University, and more. Grants include Radcliffe Institute, New York Foundation for the Arts, National Foundation for the Arts, CAPS, Ingram Merrill, Tiffany. Artists in Residence grants include MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Djerassi, Heliker-LaHotan, World Trade Artists, Montecastello-diVibio (Italy).