Dolphin Gallery

Gail Nathanson: Town & Country

June 3 - June 29, 2017

There will be an artist reception in the Dolphin Gallery on Tuesday, June 6th from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments and beverages will be served.  All are welcome.

For this exhibit, Nathanson focuses her attention on some of her favorite locations in NYC, Boston, Maine and Hingham, using both oil and acrylics to render urbanscapes, streetscapes and pastoral landscapes. Two years ago, her figurative beach paintings were displayed in The Clemens Gallery.

Nathanson began her art education at a very early age, taking private drawing lessons when she was only eight years old. She went on to study drawing at The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University. In college, she studied both set design and photography and ended up teaching black and white photography and darkroom techniques in adult education courses. This was followed by a transition into film and video at a Boston television station as a writer and producer for the shows, Evening Magazine and People Are Talking. After leaving television, she continued as an independent filmmaker working on award-winning independent documentaries and commercials for a number of years, before moving back to her drawing roots and then into painting.  

“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 to photograph and paint.  When I paint, I act as a storyteller, often leaving the viewer 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.”

Nathanson has been juried into many local and national exhibits, including most recently, The national Philadelphia Sketch Club’s prestigious national Small Oils Works, for two of her Belted Galloway paintings. 

Nathanson is a member of the South Shore Arts Center and The North River Arts Society where she often exhibits her work in their member shows.  She has her own studio and gallery at 269 Main Street, Hingham, where she shows many of her paintings.


2017 Dolphin Gallery Upcoming Schedule

  • Rick Fee, Vintage Movie Posters - July 1 - July 27
  • North River Arts Society: Laura Harvey, Multimedia - July 29 - September 28
  • Renee Caouette, Oils & Pastels - September 30 - November 2
  • North River Arts Society: Jack Foley, Photography - November 4 - January 4, 2018

Application to Exhibit

The Clemens gallery is accepting applications for exhibiting in 2016 - 2017. Currently, the Dolphin Gallery is booked for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. If you are interested in exhibiting in the Clemens Gallery, please fill out the following applications and submit them to the Library Director: