A  Poughkeepsie, New York, native, Frank Gardner  graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Frank Gardner, “Provincetown Blues”

Frank Gardner, painter, with Fred and Kim

Frank Gardner, “Chico and Jess,” oil on board

Frank Gardner, “Last Night on the Blue Skies,”Frank Gardner, “Blue Ocean”

His muse  eventually led him to San Miguel de Alellende, Mexico, where he now lives with his young family.

Oil is Gardner’s medium, done on location, whether in pursuit of a landscape, seascape, or town market day.

Gardner talks and acts like a colorist–that aspect of his art that charms me most–celebrating appealing color combinations where he finds them.

Texture reigns in his style; his love of the tactile leading him, not only to stroke, but smear and lift liberally.

Look for publication about Frank Gardner’s art in the American Art Collector Magazine, International Artist Magazine, and the American Artist Workshop Magazine.

People can see his work in person at Addison Art gallery, Orleans, MA; M Gallery of Fine Art, Sarasota, FLWindrush Gallery, Sedona, AZ; Galeria Gardner, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; and Old Town Gallery, San José del Cabo, BCS, México.

See more of Gardner’s boat art (and other art) at his website or visit his art blog.