Steve Hanks attended the Academy of Fine Arts in San Francisco and graduated from the California College of Arts & Crafts. He practiced his art professionally since graduation, delving into oils, watercolor, pencil and acrylics. Steve labeled his work, "Emotional Realism," and won the National Watercolor Society Merit award and the National Academy of Western Art Gold medal, along with having his work collected internationally.
"I’ve tried to be responsible and put positive images out into the world. I hope that my work brings comfort, pleasure and insight into people’s lives.” ~Steve Hanks
We understand that throughout his treatment he was unable to paint, and medical along with life expenses piled up. There is a memorial fund set up in Steve's name to help the family and cover expenses at GoFundMe. Thank you for your thoughtfulness, help and assistance.
~The Ampersand Family