In 1973, Hanks began publishing a few of his originals as stone lithographs, posters, and limited edition prints.
Today, Steve Hanks continues to paint numerous, beautiful works that reflect a mastery of form and an intricate involvement with light. Highly detailed and realistic, his watercolors urge the viewer to become part of the creative process. Mr. Hanks is passionate about life, passionate about art. "I try to capture a certain introspective solitude in my figure," he comments, "and deal with a vulnerability that all of us, sometime, feel."
Steve Hanks has won many awards and honors. U.S. Art ranked Hanks among America's top artists from 1994 to 1996, an honor confirmed in the results of dealers surveys. More than 170 of his paintings are included in his book, Poised Between Heartbeats, which has won accolades from his critics and collectors.
Hanks currently resided in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife and three children.
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