Naturescape Gallery is a rotating art exhibit featuring artists from Cape Cod as well as the New England area. The exhibit is located in the museum's auditorium adjacent to the entrance. Free w/Museum Admission
June/July: Nancy Ellen Craig
Naturescape Gallery at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is proud to present artist Nancy Ellen Craig. Nancy Ellen is considered one of America’s greatest portrait artists whose work is compared to John Singer Sargent and Thomas Eakins. For more than 40 years, both in Europe and America, she has painted kings, queens, and celebrities from every realm. Throughout Nancy’s career she has forayed into different genres utilizing mural sized canvasses and being inspired by myth & religion, dream drawings, and political subjects. Her love of the Cape Cod landscape and the natural world in general, is another genre that is inspirational to Nancy and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is proud to exhibit in our Naturescape Gallery this June and July just some of these fascinating paintings by one of Cape Cod’s hidden treasures.
August: Mark Preu
Naturescape Gallery at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is proud to present fine art scenic and nature photographer, Mark Preu. His passion and life-long knowledge of Cape Cod is seen through the eye of his lens as he captures fleeting moments when weather, light and composition come together in extraordinary beauty showcasing Cape Cod’s shorelines, ocean beaches, bay, salt marshes, ponds, lakes, rivers, dunes, hills and woods. Returning again and again to familiar places, Preu loves living on the edge between land and water.
Mark’s professional affiliations include: Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Art Association- Artist member, North American Nature Photography Association, Art Foundation of Cape Cod, Brewster Board of Trade/ Chamber of Commerce United, and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
September/October: Barbara Harmon
Naturescape Gallery at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is proud to present nature illustratror, Barbara Harmon. Her work is created through a combination of traditional art and digital work in Photoshop or Illustrator. The work comes from her solid foundation in traditional “board art” (watercolor, gouache, airbrush, pen and ink, scratchboard, colored pencil, oil, acrylic). A Master’s degree in Medical Illustration (University of Illinois at Chicago) and a Bachelor’s degree in both Zoology and Fine Art (University of California, Berkeley) have provided her with the basics of the academic and technical tools she applies in creating her vivid images.
In addition to Barbara’s Naturescape exhibit, her latest mural can be seen in the Main Hall depicting the four habitats around the Museum; the upland forest, fresh water wetlands, marsh, and the beach.
Barbara won both the People's Choice (Ralph Sweet) Award with the Association of Medical Illustrators', and Best in Show with the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators in 2010.
CCMNH is proud to present the work of artist, author and naturalist, James Prosek. His book Ocean Fishes, is a colleciton of 35 Atlantic fishes, all of which were painted life size based on individual specimens he traveled to see, a journey that started right here on Cape Cod. Naturescape Gallery is exhibiting two of his life-sized Fine Art prints; a Swordfish and a Blue Fin Tuna. His work has been shown in numerous esteemed galleries.