The awesome works of Steve Hanks are done in watercolors. A lot of critics admit that he is in of the best contemporary watercolorists.
Hanks is constantly called one of the tens best American painters.
He was born in 1949 in San Diego, California, the USA.
From his early childhood he was spending plenty of time at the seaside.
Later he admitted: “The ocean made a strong and lasting impression on me. It was good for the soul to be out in the water—surfing, swimming, or simply getting in touch with its mysterious power”.
When Steve was a schoolboy his family moved to New- Mexico. After school he entered the San-Francisco Academy of Arts and graduated from it with honours.
In 1976 he started working as a designer in Campfire Girl’s camp. After some years of experiment with different painting technics he found his own style that was called the Emotional realism by Hanks.
He depicts people,especially children , but there were not just portraits.
“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”-these words characterize his pictures.