Steve Hanks is known around the world as one of the best watercolor artists and 'There are Places to Go' demonstrates the artists talent.
San Francisco Bay Area, CA (PRWEB) December 02, 2011
Well-known art gallery and custom conservation framing company World Wide Art, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of "There are Places to Go" by artist Steve Hanks.
The artist is renowned as one of the finest figurative and watercolor artists in the world. He most often uses women as the subjects in his paintings, citing a feeling of magic surrounding them and his appreciation for the ability to tell a story through the female form. Unlike many artists who seek to encapsulate a specific message in their art, Steve Hanks tries to create a unique experience for each viewer that evokes his or her own memories and emotions.
"Hanks is known around the world as one of the best watercolor artists when it comes to figurative pieces, and we are proud to offer his latest work," said David Wilfong, spokesperson for World-Wide-Art.com. "If customers are looking for a piece that truly communicates the beauty of the female figure, this is the perfect painting for them."
"There are Places to Go" depicts a mysteriously beautiful brunette standing on a train station platform. Dressed all in black, the young woman cautiously grips an umbrella as she peers around at the Albuquerque station and the people who fill it. A worn suitcase rests beside her as she appears to contemplate between staying or departing.
Although her face appears as though she has many questions, the woman possesses a certain self-assurance that makes the viewer wonder about her story. In comparison to the woman in ‘There Are Places to Go,’ the railway platform seems long and almost endless, just like the possibilities for a young person setting out in the world.
Avid Hanks fans may recognize the suitcase in "There are Places to Go," as he also painted it in another work called "Traveling With Dad." This work was a self-portrait of him holding his young daughter at a railway stop and was intended to express the uncertainty of the future he felt at an earlier time in his life. That same feeling of the unknown is captured in "There Are Places to Go," only this time it is his grown daughter who finds herself faced with the choices that will define her future.
"This painting captures the feeling of being young, with your whole life ahead of you," said Wilfong. "The woman depicted here is full of contradictions. She is hopeful yet fearful, confident yet timid and alone but surrounded by people. This painting is very powerful and captures themes that almost anyone can relate to."
In addition to Hanks’ "There are Places to Go" painting, World-Wide-Art.com offers countless other new releases, limited editions and honored collections by today's top artists. For more information, visit http://www.world-wide-art.com.