Art Hansen (1929-2017)

Painting Statement

Born in Seattle, Washington, Hansen remembers visiting his grandparents’ north end beach house as a boy; his grandfather founded Vashon’s first bank. And while the landscapes may change, Hansen’s constant love affair with elements of nature and his innate ability to create his visual imagery endures. Known for his watercolors, he honors everyday things in our lives--- an exquisite red poppy, asparagus spears rising from the soil, one of his beloved barns or that awe-inspiring sunset over the Olympics become visual poems under his well-practiced brush.

Art Hansen turned 80 in 2009 he says he will continue painting as long as his hands allow. He refers to his tall stack of sketch books, a lifetime of detailed drawings that provide the gem of inspiration for each piece. "I have to look a long time to find something that interests me, or a view; I’m always looking for a view. painting is a cerebral activity. There are so many choices."

Art Hansen passed away in August 2017, recently working with his sons to move forward,  the decision was made to start selling the work with the hope that the people who have always wanted to own the work are now able to do so. 

All sizes are paper size, unless marked framed.

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White Barn, 2010

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

Great Fir & Red Barn

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

3 Firs & Red Barn

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

Red Poppy,1995

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

Pink Rose,1999

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

Landscape with 2 Roses, 2011

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

Fir Island Slough, 1994

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

Roses & Watering Can, 1992

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

Rose Landscape. 2011

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

Camellia Sunset, 2006

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

Sunflower Landscape, 2011

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

Hilltop Barn with Tree, 1998

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

White Barn, 2005

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

Red Barn, 2004

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

Vashon Farm, 2000

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

Coneflower, 2011

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

Skagit Barn, 2009

Painting by Art Hansen (1929-2017)

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