Walking Down The Lane. Oil on linen, 40in. x 36in.
IN HONOR OF THE LIFE AND WORK OF CURTIS HANSON
WEST GALLERY | JANUARY 31 - MARCH 7, 2020
Curtis Hanson was one of the leading interpreters of the Connecticut landscape in our time. In his later years, he also travelled to Thailand annually, to paint and meditate.
Having settled in Connecticut in 1979, Curtis took over an old church in Cornwall Hollow in 2001, living and working there. His work was very much driven by his immediate surroundings, the views from his windows, the gardens around the house, the nearby river, what he saw on the long daily walks he took.
As his wife Onwarin says,” Each day we would go for a long walk. He walked in all weathers and seasons. When he walked he would always be looking for the next painting. He would take a camera with him, and if he saw something he wanted, take many photographs, reviewing them in the studio. Or he would go back the next day and paint it. Some pictures he found just looking out of the window from the house.”
The paintings in the exhibition are from his last years. Some have never been exhibited before.