Color and expressive brushstrokes have been a passion for me, as well as form and pattern. Over the years each time when my work changes, it has been a continual learning process. Take a look at my work and contact me for any questions or interest.
Thank you, Carol Hanson
All true art comes from observation and once an artist can "see" how they want to portray the world around them, then they use the tools that they are accustomed to using, whether it is paint, pencil, stone, or fiber.
My artwork has changed over the years, and lately, I am drawn to painting the different hues and light variations that are seen in nature. I enjoy packing up my gear and heading towards a nearby canyon where we live in Colorado Springs, There's something about getting away from the mundane life that we all face, and getting to that unique place in nature.
I am also drawn to setting-up new and unusual objects and finding that "right" composition of simple still life objects to paint. While this has been done perhaps thousands of times before by various artists, each approach is new and different, and each approach has a new challenge of lighting and textural effects to capture.
Lastly, I am drawn to the spiritual. I am a prophetic person and I long to express this view of the world in Biblical and sometimes end-times scenes.