Artist Spotlight

Marny Lawton

    Artist Statement:

  • It is through an artist’s prism that my oil and egg tempera art focus on the ecosystems of land and the resources we derive from it; exploring the microcosms of landscapes and still life. While not an activist, I try to depict our planet from a naturalist’s and painterly, not a romanticist’s perspective – looking for the beauty in the ordinary and the extraordinary in the often overlooked and trying to slow down life for the viewer.

Pear on Granite | 6 x 8 | Egg Tempera


    Marny Lawton’s art training began at age nine with classes at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum culminating much later with a design degree from Paier College of Art in New Haven. She has studied with naturalist/artist Clare Walker Leslie, figurative artist Edward Eichel, Emmy award winning landscape painter David Dunlop, ARC Living Master Peter Fiore, and egg tempera master Koo Schadler.


    Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona


10 Apples |15 x 28 | Oil


Satsuma Tangerines | 12 x 12 | Egg Tempera

    Contact Information:

  • Phone: 860-964-6188
  • Website:
  • Addresses:
    • P.O. Box 159
      Hampton, CT 06247-0159


Reflections: Triple Vision | 18 x 24 | Oil

    Selected Shows, Awards, Publications:

    Art Essex Gallery Invitationals, 2014, 2013
    Mystic Arts Center, Honorable Mention, 2011
    Wethersfield Academy of Art, Honorable Mention, 2013
    Essex Art Association – Best in Show, 2013
    Salmagundi Art Club, New York, 2009, 2010
    Copley Society of Art, Boston, 2011
    American Artists Professional League, New York, 2012
    American Art Collector Magazine, Still Life feature article, 2012
    Southwest Art Magazine, Contemporary Still Life article, 2012