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Artist Joanne Hanson


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Biography


My work is about contrasts and contradictions. Sometimes I am looking for balance and other times I am exploring the differences; light or dark, shadows and sun, natural vs man-made.  Realistic or impressionistic? My left brain and my right brain are pushing and pulling each other and me.  Like yin and yang: opposites but complementary, as I aspire (and am inspired) to paint.  What will come out of it today? 
 
 
Even though she was from an artistic family, except for high school art classes, Joanne Hanson did not paint.  Her sister, Adele Earnshaw, an artist for 30 years, finally convinced her to come and be her helper at a workshop she was teaching in Tuscon.  As it was April, which can be muddy and cold in Colorado, and as it was warm in Arizona, Joanne consented.    Adele didn't get much help in that class, because as soon as Joanne picked up the paintbrush, she was hooked.  Since then, she has taken classes at the Art Student's League of Denver with Kevin Wechbach, Rob Gratiot, Ken Valastro, Kim English and Michelle Torrez.  She has studied with Chris Morel in Taos, Tim Deibler in La Veta Colorado, Carol Marine in Sedona, AZ, Jill Carver, in Rico, Colorado, Larisa Aukon of Scottsdale AZ, and of course, is learning constantly from her first and best mentor, her sister Adele.  Joanne's artwork is available at Walt Horton Fine Art in Beaver Creek, Colorado,  Arts Alive Gallery in Breckenridge, Colorado, the Cornflower Boutique and Gallery in Frisco, Colorado.  She also participates in shows at the Framed Image Gallery in Englewood, Colorado.
 
Joanne is a member of the Women Artists of the West and Plein Air Artists of Colorado.
 
Honors and Awards:
 
In 2010 and 2013 Joanne's  paintings were selected for the annual Breckenridge Music Festival Poster. 
 
2014:  Artist's Choice for "Twilight Time" at the "Wild About Colorado" plein air art event to benefit [...]

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