Steve Hanks is recognized as one of the best watercolor artists working today.
The detail, color and realism of Steve Hanks’ paintings are unheard of in this difficult medium. A softly worn patterned quilt, the play of light on the thin veil of surf on sand, or the delicate expression of a child–Steve Hanks captures these patterns of life better than anyone.
Steve Hanks (1949-2015), the Master of Watercolor and Figures passed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 22 after a battle with cancer.
“Art comes from a deep inner sense of direction.
It starts with a re-evaluation of your own life, from a search for the source of the impulses and mystery of it all. I think of myself as an emotional realist. Emotion is what I want to portray. Realism is just my way of doing it” – Steve Hanks