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Boundless
by Steve Hanks

Recently artist Steve Hanks has been working on a series of paintings he refers to as “There are Angels Among Us” wherein he explores the idea of guardian angels in our lives. These may be angels of inspiration, angels of beauty, angels who provide direction or protection in our lives and the spirits of angels who lift us and sometimes even carry us. Mostly he is creating a tribute to the great role models and influences in his own life.

Boundless has a compelling composition. Her gesture like a metaphor for the cross, this joyous beauty leaps into a shaft of sunlight on an otherwise dim and foggy beach. Viewers are left to wonder, will she come down or is she on her way, eternally up? This very limited Fine Art Edition will bring inspiration to any room in your home and a gift of light to someone you love.

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 75 s/n.
18"w x 24"h.
$595

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Paper:
limited to 150 s/n.
12"w x 16 3/8"h.
$195

 


 



In the Warm Savannah Sun
by Steve Hanks

“I didn’t grow up in the South,” says artist Steve Hanks, “but I love the feel of it, especially Savannah, Charleston and New Orleans. These places fit the emotions I use in my art. The young woman in this painting is lost in a moment of reflection but her posture is relaxed anticipation. She’s ready for what’s coming her way.”

In the Warm Savannah Sun captures the most compelling qualities of Steve Hanks’ artwork. The single feminine figure, defined by sunlight and shadow, caught up in private emotions but placed in a specific physical location. We can feel the warm sunlight on her shoulders and the cool stone tile underfoot. The ubiquitous wrought iron fences of Savannah are here, as well as its beloved live oak trees with Spanish moss in the background.

Bring a beautiful slice of Savannah into your home with this fine art giclée on watercolor paper that is nearly indistinguishable from Steve Hanks’ original painting.

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Paper:
limited to 100 s/n.
16 1/4"w x 25"h (with deckled edge).
$395

 

 


Figures in Light by Steve Hanks
A Special Collection of Figurative Nudes

Discerning collectors will appreciate these signed and numbered limited edition Fine Art Giclée Canvases of the human form. Hanks’ exceptional technique makes watercolor the perfect medium for this subject. 

www.greenwichworkshop.com/figuresinlight





Moving On: The Art of Steve Hanks
by Steve Hanks

Winner Silver, Best Coffee Table Art Book

2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards

Meet the artist and see sample pages from the book

Steve Hanks is first and foremost a figure painter. His watercolor paintings are infused with emotion and a kind of poetry formed by light and shadow in his compositions. He often paints what he refers to as "moments of introspective solitude," with deep respect for the privacy of the individual lost in reflection. Each painting holds a mystery that is also a personal story about the artist as he expresses his own emotional unfolding through art.

Just as writers are urged to "write what you know," Steve Hanks paints what he lives. When his children were born his work was filled the profound intimacy between infants and parents, the unexpected joy of toddlers, and the wonder of youngsters finding their way in the outside world.

Throughout his body of work, the study of the figure is primary and no where is this more in evidence than in Hanks' nudes. Forms are defined by light slanting through windows and sunlight through fabric or the drape of a sheet. Through Steve's mastery of composition, shadow and light, his figures emerge from the paper fully formed, unique, and mysterious.

The emotional impact of these detailed and highly realistic paintings is undeniable. Whatever the subject--children, families, women, nudes, landscape, moving water, or textile patterns--the paintings are also about light and shadow, and reflect a personal challenge, pain, or joy of the artist.

The paintings in this volume represent the most extensive collection of the artist's work in over ten years. Some time after his divorce in the 1990s, Steve began a series of paintings about healing. The paintings in this series are both deeply personal in their symbolism of the artist's own life and universal in their emotion and experience. "I want my whole body of work to tell a story when I'm gone," says Steve. "It will tell the story of my life emotionally."

Steve Hanks is the premiere artist working in the technically-demanding field of realistic watercolor figure painting today. His astonishing realism comes from a skillful control of washes, edges and layers, and his knowledge of the properties of water and pigment. "Now I understand how to gain control by letting go," says the artist. "I just want to be part of the ride."

Greenwich Workshop Press Tradebook:
11"w x 14"h.
$85

 

 

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