Emily Passman

Emily (Osman) Passman is a painter of oils and acrylics, exhibiting throughout the greater-Boston area and New England. Emily’s still lifes and landscapes maintain realism without losing a sense of the abstract. After earning both a fine arts degree and an M.A. in education, Emily had a successful career as an elementary school teacher, then graphic designer. Since moving to Lexington, MA with her husband and son, she has devoted herself entirely to her painting and teaching art locally. She currently paints in a studio in a barn behind her home.

“My paintings, drawings and ink sketches reflect my eye for -and appreciation of- the beauty in the ordinary found in our daily world. As much as I love to travel, I can find beauty in a couple of barrels in an alleyway. As long as there is a lit side, and a shadowed side, I can find the beautiful forms! And I do! If an ordinary scene grabs me it will work as an ink sketch or a 30×40 oil painting. I just sold a large piece of a garage in Cambridge, MA to a collector, He obviously could appreciate the beauty in the grunge as I did! I am working on a series of “early” typewriters right now. (1928 Remington) I do a lot of quick oil-sketch demos when I teach, and they can be found hanging in the studio. They reflect my appreciation for the daily scenes we find around us all the time…I like to think of them as “sketches” as their beauty is about the immediacy and freshness in which they are created.”

Teaching at Concord Art in Summer 2024:
Plein Air Painting at Concord Art



NAWAMA, A Parallel Presence Group Show, Wedeman Gallery, Lassell College

Member’s Juried I, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA (Juror: Debbie Disston, Director of The McIninch Gallery, Southern New Hampshire University)


New Member’s Show, National Association of Women Artists, NYC

Member’s Spring Show 1, Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA (Recipient – Mariboe-Swift Memorial Award)

Member’s Juried l, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA (Juror: Joanna Fink, Alpha Gallery)