Marc Hanson

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Marc Hanson

United States

Marc R. Hanson, O.P.A.M. (born 1955) ~

Having grown up in a military family, Marc’s youth was spent on the move. He was born in Oxnard, California but his geographical resume soon included Alaska, Florida, Arkansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Norway.  He studied illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and currently lives in Tybee Island, GA. 

“I have pursued a career as a painter for many years now. Along the way my methods, materials and focus have evolved. A naturalist at heart, the landscape is the perfect vehicle for expressing the joy I have for the world that surrounds me.” 

Marc teaches landscape painting workshops locally and nationally. “ I love working with other painters in their pursuit to better their craft. My goal is not to have them assimilate my style and technique, but to teach them how to more closely examine the subject and apply the principles that representational painters must follow to become effective visual communicators.” Marc has shown his work in galleries and museums nationally and internationally since the early 1980’s. 

He is a Master Signature Member O.P.A.M., and a Signature Member of P.A.P.S.E.

Some recent awards~

~ OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition ~ Gold Medal Master Signature Division 2019

~ OPA National Exhibition Award of Excellence~ in 2000, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. 

~ NOAPS 2018 International Exhibition ~ Best of Show

~ NOAPS 2017 International Exhibition ~ Third Place Award

~ OPA Salon Show ~ Bronze Medal Master Signature Division 2018

~ OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition ~ Gold Medal Master Signature Division 2017

~ OPA Western Regional Exhibition ~ Silver Medal Master Signature Division 2017

~ Oil Painters of America ~ Master Signature Member Status (OPAM) 2016

~ OPA National Exhibition ~ Bronze Medal 2011

Recent Publications- 

~ Plein Air Magazine - Feature and Cover 2013 

~ Southwest Art Magazine - Feature and Cover 2012 

~ Additional articles in the trade magazines where his art has been featured 2011- 2017 

~ Book - Oil Painting Secrets with the Masters (Auth. Cindy Salaski/Publisher Northlight Books) 2014 

~ Art Collector 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
~ The Artist’s Magazine 2005
~ Plein Air Magazine Featured 2005, Feature and Cover 2013 ~ The Pastel Journal 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011 

Marc’s work is represented by Addison Art Gallery,MA ~ Anderson Fine Art Gallery,SC ~ Art Focus Fine Art and Custom Framing, MT ~ Crown Gallery,NC ~ Elizabeth Pollie Fine Art,MI ~ Leipers Creek Gallery,TN ~ Mission Gallery,UT ~ Mockingbird Gallery,OR ~ RS Hanna Gallery, TX. 

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