Friends and fellow painters Frank Gardner and Marc R. Hanson are sharing a stellar show at Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, Massachusetts.
The two artists are featured in a show on Cape Cod that showcases their plein air and studio work. More than 50 pieces are on display. The exhibition is titled “From Mississippi and Mexico to Cape Cod.” The gallery says they have no schedule for taking down the show, but will rather continually replace pieces that are sold.

“Horseshoe Crab,” by Frank Gardner, oil, 20 x 16 in.

“Breezy (Field Study),” by Marc R. Hanson, oil on linen panel, 8 x 10 in.

“In my work for this show, I have concentrated on the quieter side of the Cape,” says Hanson. “That’s the side that I enjoy the most; although the harbors and towns are all part of the experience there, I prefer to spend most of my time exploring those areas that see less traffic. In particular, the Fort Hill area is a favorite. The marshes and lowland areas draw me in and have me thinking about the history of the area pre-settlement. In the end, it’s the light on the cape that is the real subject of all of the work I’ve done there.”

“Cape Cod Beach,” by Frank Gardner, oil, 11 x 14 in.

“Crossed,” by Marc R. Hanson, acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in.

“Peaceful Harmony,” by Frank Gardner, oil, 24 x 30 in.

“My earliest memories of Cape Cod take me back to summer vacations with my family in the late ’60s and ’70s,” comments Gardner. “We would load into the Chevy Impala for the much-anticipated road trip every July. ‘Summer on Cape Cod’ is the theme, and my inspiration for the series is drawn from old memories and photos from my earliest trips to the Cape, as well as from my most recent summer trips. Subjects range from fun on the beach to classic Cape Cod scenes, and some things in between.”
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