Monday, August 17, 2015

Heading towards Autumn ~

A cool mid-August morning greeted me as I stumbled out of bed this morning, and a gentle breeze eases into the studio as I type these words. Autumn is just around the corner... after a bit more heat, according to the rumors.

I've sold a couple of pieces at my current show at The Painted Lady Coffee House, and hope for even greater success in the days ahead. If you're in the Milwaukie area, drop on by!

Here are a couple of recent pieces that are amongst the offerings available there:

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Rains of Summer

     We've been having a long hot and dry spell here in Portland, and I've been really missing the cool days of early Spring. Luckily, we had some lovely rain showers on Saturday, bringing a happy relief from the 90 degree plus weather.

     In the studio, I've been making a number of miniatures, and am preparing for an August show at a local coffee house. Art at the Painted Lady Coffee House

     I've really found working on miniature portraits of animals to be quite satisfying, and the occasional anthropomorphic work has been fun as well.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Another Distinguished Gentleman ~ The Lodge Hare

It seems like forever since I last posted here, and an update is long past-due!

It's Springtime here in Portland, and a lovely day is unfolding outside the studio.  I've been busy here, and projects have been developing, art is being made, and an actual show is planned for late June, or early July. That should be fun, featuring many of my miniatures of animals and anthropomorphic characters. It'll be at The Painted Lady, in Milwaukie.

I'm blessed with the opportunity to really become the artist I've always wanted to be, and to have a number of good friends and family who have supported me along the way. I'm also damn happy and honored to have a wonderful woman in my life. She (for some unfathomable reason) loves me, in spite of my sometimes weird and nutty ways.

I'd like to introduce my latest character: The Lodge Hare. His history and other details is being researched, and shall be revealed at the appropriate time. He was first seen in my artists journal. From there, he became the hare we see in the portrait below. Many more of works similar to this are in the works, so stay tuned!

I also have a new webpage, titled: The Art of Mark R. Hansen. It's a work in progress for sure, but check it out!