Artist Hannah Apps

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://hannahhilesapps.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Does commissioned work.

  • Paints obsessively and constantly.

  • Works in oil, pastel, and acrylic.

  • Price Range: $500.00 - $2,000.00


Just paint.Hannah Apps started painting as a child and has continued to create beauty throughout her life.  Her art took a back seat during early career and active parenting years.  During this time, she quilted.  But when she started to paint her quilt tops, she knew it was time to go back to painting.  Today, painting is a major focus in her life.  Apps has studied in an atelier setting with Kenneth Freed, a nationally known oil painter.  She has also studied with various pastel and oil painters in workshop settings.  Apps work primarily in oils, acrylics, and pastels.  She lives in Kalamazoo Michigan with her husband and two very spoiled black cats.
Hannah is a member of Oil Painters of America, Inc., American Women Artists, Grand Valley Artists, Inc., and the Great Lakes Pastel Society.
Artist Statement
I work primarily in oil, acrylic, and pastel on panels, canvases, and papers I usually make myself.  I experiment with texture and color using a variety of mediums, underpaintings, and glazes.  I am always reading about what the old masters did to achieve particular effects and what new masters do to achieve theirs.  I then adopt, adapt, and extend these techniques in my own work.  I do mostly figurative work and portraits.  Through figurative work, I explore allegory and myth to better understand current divisive social and political events.  Portraiture allows me to explore what it means to be human.  When painting a portrait, sometimes I will experience a moment of exhilaration when I feel that I have gone beyond likeness to capture the sitter’s unique personality and soul.  I always ask myself how I can do better I my next work. 

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