Now In The Gallery: Reflections by Rob Franco

The Gallery’s winter show now on display is Reflections, featuring the works of artist Rob Franco.

Franco explains that his passion for art began “… at an early age during visits to a neighborhood artist in Newport, RhodeIsland. This led to training as an illustrator in the United States Air Force and continued as a graphic artist in the Boston area. After studying with renowned artist and teacher, Albert Handell at drawing and pastel workshops in Woodstock,New York, the focus of my art was portraits of children and animals . . .  A fascination with the ocean and other bodies of water continues to inspire my work. I enjoy searching the New England and Eastern Shore coastlines to find boats and wildlife such as the Wild Assateague Island ponies, birds and sea creatures to paint.Looking into a tidal pool or the reflection of a boat in the early morning or late day light gives me an emotional feeling of calm. Reflections on the water are fleeting and must be recorded quickly. The colors produced by the boat, sky and water are ever changing. Finding these painting opportunities is always exciting and priceless to me.”

Patroling the Beach

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The art on display is for sale and 10% of the sale price from each painting is generously donated by the artist to the Plymouth Public Library in support of our ongoing efforts to promote the arts in our community!  If you are interested in purchasing any items, please contact Anne Phelan, email, 508-830-4250, ext. 222.

Please join us on Saturday, January 11th at 2:00 for a special presentation by the artist on his work, focusing in particular on his paintings of the wild ponies of Assateague Island.  Come celebrate our new exhibition with us and enjoy some great refreshments!

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