1949-2015 Steve Hanks is recognized as one of the best watercolor artists today. The detail, color and realism of Steve Hanks’ paintings are unheard of in this difficult medium. A softly worn patterned quilt, the play of light on the thin veil of surf on sand, or the delicate expression of a child?-Steve Hanks captures these patterns of life better than anyone.
Steve Hanks was born into a military family in San Diego in 1949. His father was a highly decorated WWII Navy flyer. Hanks grew up playing tennis and surfing along the beaches of Southern California. he ocean made a strong and lasting impression on me. It was good for the soul to be out in the water, urfing, swimming, or simply getting in touch with its mysterious power.