Margie Lee


Margie was born and grew up in Bellingham, Washington, where logging and fishing attracted a large immigrant Scandinavian population. She went on to a career as an artist for many years, living in various parts of the country, including New York, Boston, and San Diego. Currently she lives with her husband, author, Robert May in Portland, Oregon, where she is an artist, writer, and videographer. Margie has a MLA in English Literature from Harvard University where she did a Master’s thesis with Scandinavian scholar, Dr. Einar Haugen on two Norwegian American immigrant writers. This inspired Margie to research and write about her own heritage.

Upcoming Events

January 31, at 2 PM Margie will read from her new poetry book Seeing Myself along with Mary Pacios who will read from her new memoir at the Friendly House 1737 NW 26th Ave, Portland, OR  97201.  Also art work, prints and drawings by Pacios and Lee will be on exhibit at Friendly House until February 28.


Come visit the Creative Spirit Show of Fine Art and Craft  at the Westminster Presbyterian Church February 14-23.  Margie will have five paintings available.  The show is open M – F from 10 am to 5 pm.  The church is located at 1624 NE Hancock Street, Portland, OR  97212.  Reception on February 14, 7 pm.  Jazz and Auction!


A one woman show of Margie’s acrylic paintings from March 28 to April 25 will take place at the Pioneer Chapel Gallery at St. James Lutheran Church with a reception for the artist April 19 where Margie will talk about her new work at 6 p.m.