Oil Artist Gail Nathanson will be exhibiting a selection of her work at the Hingham Community Center now through December 14th 2018
Gail Nathanson is an oil painter who paints both on location, as well as in her studio. “What interests me the most, as a visual artist, is to tell a story of the familiar. I am moved to render images of the ordinary and unexceptional. Glimpses into the unremarkable corners of life are what inspire me. When I paint, I act as a storyteller, often leaving viewers with the task of filling in the blanks or finishing the story for themselves. I don’t want to give away too much detail, but enough to get the viewer started. One of the greatest influences on my work is the American painter, Edward Hopper. As an artist, I find that certain subject matter lends itself to the way I apply paint to canvas. As both a figurative and a beachscape/streetscape painter, my brushstrokes are loose and sweeping. I look for high contrast on my subject matter and render the images such a way that the viewer can place the light source by reading the shadows and the play of light.”
Artist Gail Nathanson has been juried into many local and national exhibits, including most recently, The Philadelphia Sketch Club’s prestigious juried national “Small Oils Works” for two of her Belted Galloway paintings and a national Focus on the Figure exhibition, juried by Robert Liberace. She has received many awards and recognition for her figurative work, as well as for her barnyard animals, beachscapes cityscapes. She is a member of various art guilds and societies and has shown in a number of New England galleries. Gail has her own studio and gallery at 269 Main Street in Hingham, Massachusetts.