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Kenneth Hanger Oils and Watercolors

Artist Statement


I have drawn and painted since early youth, growing up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.  I began pursuing art seriously in the 1980’s with watercolors holding my interest.  .  After painting in watercolors for twenty years I added oils to my repertoire and currently enjoy both.  I enjoy the softness and looseness of watercolors as well as their portability.  Oils bring out the vividness and luster to my scenes.  I enjoy portraiture, landscapes and still life, with plein air giving pieces a feeling of spontaneity when this is available.  I enjoy palette knife painting and like the texture and looseness.  I now combine some of those techniques to bring about the final results.  This is an evolving journey and hope you enjoy the fruits of this trip!