Marshall Crossman at the Peninsula Art Museum

Marshall Crossman: Paintings

August 2017

Marshall Crossman is a contemporary painter. In 2000, she moved with her husband and son from urban San Francisco to Pacifica. Crossman says, “Across the road was a fishing pier with a bait shop. I was captivated by the dusty, sun bleached 'Polaroids' of fishermen holding up their catches. The humanity of these people inspired me, and thus began the Beach Series. The subject of these beach paintings soon shifted from fisherman to imaginary bathers frolicking in the surf. I liked the way these active, wet, partly submerged figures morphed into abstraction.”… read more