I've been a professional artist, commercial illustrator, and art teacher for over 36 years. I earned my Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado and a Masters in Art Education from the State University of New York at New Paltz. I do both watercolors and drawings on commission or for publication, exhibition, and sale. I've exhibited in a variety of museums, public exhibitions, and galleries in San Francisco, Denver, Palo Alto CA, London UK, Woodstock NY, the Easton Waterfowl Festival, Washington DC, and other smaller public art shows. As you can see, my work is an eclectic mix of realistic, abstract, and non-objective content that derives from many different life experience, a variety of different inspirations, and my mood at the time I created it.
I moved to Silver Spring, MD in the Fall of 2006 where much of my work is on display in my private gallery. I teach private drawing and watercolor classes in my studio and am an art teacher at Gonzaga College High School, an enlightened Catholic school in the District of Columbia. On display are many of the original paintings and drawings shown on this website. The gallery is open anytime by appointment (call 301-588-2326).
Stephen T. Hanks Gallery