About Jerry Hanks
b-Pulaski, Virginia USA 1949
Living and working in my studio at my home in Harrisburg, PA
I am an artist seeking to complete a large and valued body of work within my life that will be a source of interest and enjoyment for generations.
I am mostly influenced by color and light modulations which occur in fractal random patterns of nature and the material world. Happiness is a medium I try to make primary in my work and the world close to me the subject. I enjoy and exercise the limitless freedom of modern-day painting and do not impose any "ist" or "ism" upon my decision-making process. My work is personal. Never intended as just a decorative enhancement, but as a small slice of the world I see and feel around me. I was taught at an early age that an artist is one who can see what others only look at. That lesson made a very deep impression upon me and I made that wisdom a guiding light. For a painting to meet my personal standard I must be able to assure myself that each time it is viewed there will be something new to see and enjoy.
My first juryed show acceptance was in 1967 and since then I have worked toward developing my unique style and process for making a painting. Each work is an invention. Completely original, something that does not exist elsewhere in the world and enlightens and brightens the owner's private environment each day. My most recent show participation was at The Attic Gallery, New Delhi India. A group show called MINT GREEN it was well received both in sales and media attention. I was humbled and honored to be one of the many in this show who had works purchased.
Self-taught since I became serious about art before first grade. Paid for some classes at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington,D.C. while assigned to the Pentagon and other groups while doing my duty in the United States Army but received many hours of free lectures and class visitations over the 1969-74 years. Spent hundreds of hours in the many museums within D.C. and attended countless lectures and programs there also. Moved to Baltimore Maryland to a studio blocks from the Maryland Museum of Art where I spent a number of years in study of the well-known collection of Matisse as well as Picasso.
Many showings but the most recent was in New Delhi India at The Attic Gallery. A group show with a title and theme of MINT GREEN. ,
Future Shows: Contact me. We'll discuss it.