Previous Exhibits

Gail Nathanson

Stories Told: Oil Paintings by Gail Nathanson


Artist's Statement

Gail Nathanson is a professional 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 paint 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. I look for high contrast on my subject matter and render the images in such a way that the viewer can place the light source by reading the shadows and the play of light."

Artist's Bio

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” and over the years various national figure exhibitions, juried by Robert Liberace, Joanna Harmon and Juan Jr. Ramirez, among others.   She has received many awards for her figurative work, as well as for her beachscapes and cityscapes.  She is a member of various art guilds and societies and has shown in a number galleries.  Gail has her own studio and gallery in Hingham, Massachusetts and can be contacted through her website:


Copley Art Society
Through Hopper's Lens, National Show, 2023

The James Library and Arts Center
Juried Art Show, Spring 2023

Focus on the Figure, 2023
North River Art Society

South Shore Art Center
Lost in Transition, National Show, 2023

Focus on the Figure, 2022
North River Arts Society
Juror: Dan Thompson

Tipping Point, National Juried Group Show
South Shore Art Center
November 2020 - December 2020

Red, Group Show
North River Arts Society
February - March, 2020

In The Figurative Sense, Group Show
The Dolphin Gallery
Hingham Public Library
September 28 - November 1, 2019

North River Arts Society
2019 Member Show
Honorable Mention Award for "American Milking Devon"

The Clemens Gallery
Hingham Public Library
2018 September
Solo Show 

Linden Ponds​ Art Gallery
​Solo Show
2018 May

Zullo Gallery Center For The Arts
​23rd and 24th  Annual Juried Exhibition
​2019, 2018

The Dolphin Gallery    
Hingham Public Library
Solo Exhibition,  TOWN AND COUNTRY
2017 June

Philadelphia Sketch Club
​2017 National Juried "Small Oil Works"

North River Arts Society
2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Juried Exhibition, "Focus on the Figure"
Marshfield Hills, MA

Gallery 302
​Bridgton, ME
​Solo Exhibition, "Beach Figures"
2016 July- August

Cape Cod Art Association
​2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 Nationals, Juried Exhibition

South Shore Art Center
2019, Juried Summer Arts Festival, Winner of Best In Show Award​, "Portrait of a White Leghorn"
2019, 2018, 2017 Annual Members Show
2017, 2016, 2015 Juried Summer Arts Festival

The Clemens Gallery
Hingham Public Library
​2015 Solo Exhibition, "Summer Revisited"