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Marilyn Fairman
Artist's Statement
Marilyn Fairman - Plein Air Landscape Artist

Nature is my inspiration.  For over 30 years, I have been drawn outside to paint "en plein air" throughout all the seasons of the year.  My focus is to paint "that special light which transforms a landscape and speaks of a time of day that will quickly pass.
Marilyn Fairman - Plein Air Landscape Artist
Marilyn Fairman

Signature Member International Plein Air Painters


Master's of Art Degree in Art Studio (Painting), and Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree in Painting, State University of New York, at New Paltz, New York

Graphic Artist - 1980-1985 - United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

Faculty Member - 1997 to 2000 - Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY - Conducting plein air landscape workshops

Demonstrating Artist - Invited by art groups & associations to conduct oil painting demonstrations

Visiting Artist/Art Projects:

Saratoga National Historical Park, Saratoga, NY "Viewshed Art Project" - an invitational art project featuring landscapes painted near Saratoga Battlefield in 2008-2009 to heighten public awareness of historic and nationally significant lands. Paintings will be on display at several venues from 2009-2010.

Invited by Dutchess Land Conservancy, Millbrook, New York for a one-year project of painting their lands to raise funds to preserve and protect these irreplaceable natural and wildlife resources (2000 to 2001) 

Selected by the Weir Farm Heritage Trust in Wilton, Connecticut to be their 1993-1994 Visiting Artist. This National Historical Site was the home of American Impressionist Painter, J. Alden Weir. At the Farm, continued in the Weir tradition of painting landscapes on location, giving painting demonstrations, and landscape painting classes.


New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation, Schoharie Crossing Historic Site
The Rhodes Associates, 5th Avenue, NYC
The Rhinebeck Savings Bank, Poughkeepsie, NY
The New York State Department of Education - pen & ink illustrations
Alumni Association, State University of New York at New Paltz, NY
Bullis Hall, Bangall, NY
Father McTie Memorial Collection, Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh, NY
Private Collections in the USA & Europe


American Artist Magazine Editor-in-Chief Stephen Doherty describes and quotes Marilyn's painting style and strategy in his Oct. 2007 article "Taking Advantage of Plein Air Events."

Illustrations included in several publications, including color illustrations for textbook written by C. Lavett Smith, Curator of the American Museum of Natural History, New York City and illustrations published by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Illustrations for Ecological Analysts, Inc. Middletown, NY

Painting represented in Art & Artists of the Hudson Valley Calendar 1995


Juror of Awards and/or Juror of Selection at the Kent Art Association, Kent, CT; Warwick Art League, Warwick, NY; Woodstock Art Association, Woodstock, NY & Middletown Art Association, Middletown, NY

Art Associations:

Oil Painters of America - Associate Member
International  Plein Air Painters - Signature Member
New York Plein Air Painters - Signature Member
Leader Mohawk Region Chapter NYPAP
Catskill Plein Air Painters
Mount Saint Mary College Artists on Campus Art Committee Member

Selected Museum/Gallery Showings

The Rye Art Center Invitational Plein Air Artists Paintout & Show -2010
“In The Spirit of Summer,” Courtyard Gallery Invitational Show July 2010
James Cox Gallery - Invitational "Play it Again Samuel Morse" Art Show 2009
Locust Grove Invitational Fine & Decorative Arts Auction - 2009
Courtyard Gallery Invitational Show - "Courtyard Coterie" - 2009
The Rye Art Center Invitational Plein Air Artists Paintout & Show -2009
"Women's Art: Women's Vision" Invitational Art Show, Johnstown, NY
The Milbrook, NY Invitational Plein Air Paint Out, Sponsored by Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
RiverWinds Gallery, Beacon, NY Featured Member Artist
The Albert Shahinian Fine Art Gallery, 10th Anniversary Invitational Luminous Landscapes Show, Hudson, NY
The Windham Fine Arts Gallery Invitational Paint the Mountaintop Plein Air Event and Art Show, Windham, NY
The Windham Fine Arts Gallery "Curator's Choice Show", Windham, NY
Courtyard Gallery, Mystic, CT - two person show 
The Brik Gallery - Invitational Benefit Art Show for Olana, Catskill, NY
RiverWinds Gallery, Beacon, NY Featured Artist
The Brik Gallery - Holiday Art Show, Catskill, NY
Morningside Gallery - NY - one woman show
Objects & Images, Bronxville, NY - two person show
Northridge Gallery, Ridgefield, CT - two person show
The Museum of Contemporary Impressionism of Connecticut Invitational Art Show - "Selected Works Exhibit"
United States Military Academy's Class of 1929 Gallery
Orange County Citizens Foundation Invitational Exhibition, Seligmann Studio & Gallery
The Poughkeepsie Art Museum, Invitational Landscape Show
The Culinary Institute of America, Poughkeepsie,NY - one woman show
The Linnemann Gallery, Barrington, IL - two person show
Invitational Plein Air Paint Out and Art Show, Objects & Images Gallery, Bronxville, NY
The Albert Shahinian Fine Art Gallery, Bannerman Island Landscapes Group Invitational Show, Poughkeepsie, NY 
Barrett Art Center Faculty Art Show, Poughkeepsie, NY
Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz, NY - One person show
Graystone Gallery, Middletown, NY - 5 person show
Roberson Museum & Science Center, Binghamton, NY
WeirFarm Visiting Artists Exhibition, Norwalk Community-Tech. College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CT
White Plains National Art Exhibition, White Plains, NY
State University of New York - Faculty Select Show, New Paltz, NY
Stamford Art Assoc. Galleries, Stamford , CT
Kent Art Association National Art Exhibition, Kent, CT
Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

Gallery Representation:

Morningside Gallery, Latham, NY - 518-783-8763
Courtyard Gallery, Mystic, CT - 860-536-5059
Renjeau Galleries, Concord, MA - 508-655-5121
Albert Shahinian Fine Art, Rhinebeck, NY - 845-758-0335
Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz, NY - 845-255-1241
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