Saturday, June 23, 2012

Steve Hanks Art--Watercolor Paintings with Amazing Detail

Canadian Beauty by Steve Hanks
A Mother's Warmth by Steve Hanks
Summer Rain by Steve Hanks
Steve Hanks paintings make collectors stop and ask--How does he do it?

His watercolor paintings have the detail and realism normally reserved for oil paintings or acrylics. His skill was born out of necessity. Steve was an oil painter for 15 years and then developed allergies to the paint in the 1980's. With practice (and OK--a true gift), Steve perfected his use of watercolor paints to be able to create the beautiful paintings he is famous for.

His subjects are varied, but  most often sensual women, or children. He strives to show the emotion and thoughtfulness of his subjects and the innocence of children through his work. I find that many of his paintings capture the relaxing times and moments we can all appreciate.

Steve has won many awards for his artwork, and was an invited participant in the 2012 Prix de West show at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Enjoy this video of Steve being interviewed on Alberta's CTV:

J Watson Fine Art is pleased to offer Steve Hanks original paintings as well as select Steve Hanks Artist Proof limited editions from the artist's personal collection. Contact us at 661 476-7558 or e-mail or visit the Steve Hanks Art exhibit on our website for more information.

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