Amerson, Marie

Studio: Landes Street Studio
Studio Address: 2109 Landes Street, Port Townsend
Phone: 360-379-3030
Website: Marie Amerson Painter on Facebook
Media: Painting - oil 

Past exhibits and events with Northwind

2015, 2013 Alchemy of the Abstract | 2014, 2013 Small Expressions Merit Award | 2014 Earth Matters | 2014 Fins/Feathers/Fur | 2013 Venture/Risk Merit Award

Artist Statement

My painting is about being open to what happens when one color shape lands next to another on the canvas. If these intuitive splashes are “working”, they express the heart of the subject I’m painting, be it portrait, landscape or still life.

I am interested in the colors and how they interact, and having courage to take the path the painting urges me to take.


I was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota. After taking Art classes in high school and college, I emigrated to Perth Australia for a few years enrolling in art school there. Upon return, I travelled all around this country. I lived next door to the Art Dept at the UM, modeled for classes and painted at night. I took a painting break while raising three amazing children, but the desire to “be a painter”, never went away. I have called Port Townsend home since coming here in 1976.

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