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Steve Hanks
Although teachers often cited his artistic ability, Steve Hanks’ main interest while growing up around San Francisco was sports. As a young teenager, Hanks pursued surfing and tennis with passion. He eventually tired of a steady diet of competitive tennis, but continued to surf, finding a spiritual connection with the ocean. “Surfing had a strong influence on my paintings,” he says. “The ocean often appears in my work, because I have such strong feelings for it.”

Although it was apparent early on that he had talent, Hanks refused to do the required assignments in his high school art class and earned a grade of C in the class. “To prove I was good, I did a one-man show at the high school and sold my first painting to another art teacher,” he says.

After high school Hanks enrolled in summer session commercial art courses at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. “The only way I could convince my parents to let me go was to say I was going into commercial art,” he says. “I didn’t even know what that was!” He did well in his commercial art classes, but it was a life drawing class that captured his interest. He focused his energy on the study of anatomy and figure drawing and transferred into the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. He graduated in the 1960s with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and then moved back to New Mexico in search of a home art gallery.

Initially, he drew in pencil and painted in oils. His paintings were impressionistic while his drawings were more realistic. . .

Baby Sitting

Hold On To Your Dreams

In The Spotlight Of The Sun

At The Edge Of So Many Tomorrows

Saddling Up

On The Shadows Of The Past Runs The Future

Northwest Coastline

Angel Baby

The Journey Is The Goal

New Orleans:Celebrating Life, Death And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Holding The Family Together

Blowin´ In The Wind

Field Of Dreams

Where The Healing Begins

Sunshine After The Rain




Summer Rain

Gentle Tide

Baby Bath

Time Of Wonder

It´S All Downhill From Here


Reflecting On Indian Beach

In The Warm Savannah Sun

Catching The Rain

The Road Less Traveled

Hold Onto The Gate

Children On La Jolla Shores

Scenic View

Raising Daughters

The Sound Of Tiny Fingers

Young At Heart

Dancing On The Shore (1)

Beyond The Horizon


Waiting In The Rain

Moving On: The Art Of Steve Hanks

To Dance Before The Sea And Sky


Listening To The River

New Shoreline

Nature´S Touch

My Little Angel

Country Girls

A New Beginning

From A Higher Level

Thinking It Over

To See The World

Traveling At The Speed Of Life

Treasures On The Shore


Waiting On Halloween

Water Lilies In Bloom

We Are Bound Together

When Her Blue Eyes Close

When The Fog Rolls In

Where The Light Shines Brightest

A Hundred Years From Now

Angel At The Gate


Comforting The Heart


Count Your Blessings

Finding Yourself In The World

First Light

Getting Her Feet Wet

Good Times

Great Journey


Hold Onto Your Dreams


In The Eyes Of The Innocent

It´S His Time Now

Life Size

Like Diamonds In The Sun

Little Black Crow

Morning At Baker´S Beach

Music In The Heart

Musical Appreciation

Nature´S Beauty

On The Warm Side Of Winter

One Moment

One Step At A Time

Peeking Out

Places I Remember

Private Recital

Sharing Key Time

Shelter For The Heart

Small Miracle

Streets Of New Orleans

Stringing The Children Along

Taking Their Time

The Cat´S Lair

The Daughter Of A Great Romance

The Gift Is In Her Presence

The Music Room

The Thinkers