World renowned American painter Stephen Hannock is known for his atmospheric expansive composition landscapes of flooded rivers, nocturnes, and large vistas. His 12 x 8 foot Oxbow painting is part of the Metropolitan permanent collection.
Stephen is offering a tour of his studio in North Adams Mass. There will be an overnight at the Porches Inn and the opportunity to take self guided visits to Mass MoCa Museum and the Clark Museum in Williamstown Mass for a party of three.
BACKGROUND - Stephen’s technique involves building up layers of paint on the surface of the panel or canvas, then sandpaper-polishing down and then applying new layers of paint and polishing again; looking closely at the paintings, what looks to be tilled rows are actually words inscribed into the painting reflecting snippets of the artist life. Hannock landscapes capture light and reflection reminiscent of 19th century Luminist paintings of the artist of the Hudson River School of America, ie, Thomas Cole. Hannock landscapes hang in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan, Whitney Museum, Washington National Gallery, Smithsonian America Art Museum and Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Private art collectors such as musician Sting, Danny Meyer, William Lauder, Tom Brokaw own his work.