Artists’ Meet & Greet Open House for the LIMarts: Inspired By… exhibition

Dear Friends,

Attached is a flyer for the upcoming Artists’ Meet & Greet Open House for the LIMarts: Inspired By… exhibition.  

The program is scheduled for

Sunday, January 29, from 1 – 3 p.m. in the LIM Visitors Center.  

It is free and open to the public.  

Light refreshments will be served.  

Join us all at this wonderful exhibition.  I hope to see you. 


If you have any questions,

call the Long Island Museum and ask for Alex  (631) 751-0066, ext. 285 or  


See you soon,

Esther Marie

STUDIO E Presents: Watercolor Abstraction Workshop with Esther Marie

True abstraction can be difficult to teach. However, helping students understand abstraction is essential in any art curriculum. Why not use the art movement of Precisionism to help students make the mental transition from representational art and abstract art? Precisionism is a form of abstraction in which hard lines and simplified forms represent objects from reality. Most Precisionist artworks focused on Industrial imagery, although artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe strayed from this. Encouraging students to look at objects close up, but draw them in a realistic manner can result in Precisionist looking works. This process is similar to Georgia O'Keeffe's large flower paintings. 

Held @ Studio E, 565 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764

Mondays, April 4 & 11 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm In the Studio Still Lives (Break, Bring a snack)

                                     3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Plein Aire @ Avalon Park (weather permitting)

CALL TO REGISTER:  # 631.744.4001

Orkestai Farm Presents Plein Aire Oil Pastel Drawing with Esther Marie

Beauty is everywhere.  During this workshop we will learn how to see and draw directly from life in a creative way.  We will consider and analyze the following topics: composition, color and values.  We will also revisit some basic practices and discuss tool care.  My aim and hope is that each student will gain a greater facility and confidence working from life.  

I will demonstrate and give individual instruction.  We will be working with the shapes we see and draw the tone, color, edge, and different gestures that happen simultaneously.  The drawing is worked on and typically finished in one session.  It is a thrilling practice with endless scope for expression.

Esther Marie is a NY, long island based artist specializing in both oil, acrylic and watercolor painting.  She studied in South Korea and has exhibited internationally.  She was honored with the Best in Show at the Northport Wet Paint Festival in the LaMantia Gallery in the summer of 2014.  Esther Marie has had several commissions and her work is displayed in many private collections throughout the U.S.  Esther Marie has a passion for teaching and has taught extensively both privately and publicly.  For an example of her references, please visit her LinkedIn Account.

When: Saturday, September 5th @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: Orkestai Farm - Oyster Bay Planting Fields

How: Sign up now! Only 3 spots left!  Write to:


Newsletter Febrary 18, 2015

February 18, 2015

Thank you very much for your support.  This past year was a whirlwind of outstanding moments for me and I would like everyone to know I dedicate it all to you!  If you missed it, I graduated Long Island University in May 2014 with my MFA and just a week later got married!  Also, listed below are some of the shows I was in last year, plus events already occurring in 2015.

2015LIMarts: Here and Now, The Long Island Museum of Art, Stony Brook
          SOLO Show TO BE ANNOUNCED!
2014The Long Island Biennial, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington,
          Modernism, Patchogue Art Space Gallery, Patchogue
          LIU Thesis Exhibition MFA 2014 Part 1, Steinberg Museum, Brookville
          LIU Thesis Exhibition MFA 2014 Part 2, Coohaus Art Gallery, New York
          Long Island Summer Vision, Hutchins Gallery, Brookville, NY
          Inspired by Long Island, Mill Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY
          Best in Show: Northport Wet Paint Festival, La Mantia Gallery, Northport, NY
          L.I. Connection III, Patchogue Art Space, Patchogue, NY  
          Women of the World, Hutchinson Gallery, Brookville, NY

Thank you again.  I could not have done this all without your support!

Yours truly,
Esther Marie