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Marjorie Morton

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Portraiture is the heart and soul of great painting. Although I also paint landscape and still life, I always come back to portraiture, to engaging another human, to experiencing the expression of a face. Each person needs a unique treatment, mood or light, and it is a joy to find the right aesthetic for every portrait.


2007  “Lindsey,” Group exhibition, May, Galerie Bohemiarte, Montreal
2005 “Works on Paper,” Group Exhibition, October – November  
           Midday Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey
2005    Group Exhibition, September
             Galerie Bohemiarte, Montreal
2004    Showcase Award, Herstory Online Exhibition
            Manhattan Arts International,
2003    “Tiny Jewels,” Solo Exhibtion
             Goldleaf Designs and Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, USA
2003    “Still Classical,” Group Exhibition
            Westbeth Art Center, New York City, NY
            Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
            Palazetto Cenci, Rome, Italy
            Chiesa dell’Educatorio di Fuligno, Florence, Italy

Studies in Art :

2000 – 2002   Full-time/ Temps plein , Charles Cecil Studios, Florence, Italy
2004 &nd


I like to meet with the client to speak to learn about them and to discuss a location and atmosphere for the portrait. After thinking about it, we meet again for a photo session.

The painting itself can take anywhere from 1 to 3 months, depending on my schedule.


Price list:

These figures are for life-size portraits, oil on linen.

Basic 16 x 20  to  20 x 26,  head and shoulders with plain background and uncomplicated clothing:  $3,500.00

¾ length, up to 28 x 44, to the knees with plain background and unpatterned clothing:  $5,000.00

Full length, to the feet with plain background and unpatterned clothing:  $6,500.00

Complicated backgrounds -- for example, including a room or landscape --  or intricately patterned clothing --  an additional $1,000 to $3,000, depending on what is to be included.

For portraits that include several people, the prices are per person.

All charcoal drawings,  $1,800.00,  whether life-size head, ¾ or full, only on 18 x 24 or 19 x 26.