Karin and Michael Wilkes, owners of Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth are pleased to announce they are representing Maritime artist Paul Hannon. The Wilkes’ will host a solo show for Hannon June 20–July 15, with an artist’s reception Wednesday, June 20, from 5 – 7 p.m.
Paul Hannon (b. 1952) is an American born artist, who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he paints urban and coastal scenes of Atlantic Canada. His upcoming solo exhibition at Courthouse Gallery will be the first time Hannon’s paintings have been exhibited in Maine, and a selection of both genres will be on view.
Hannon’s primary interest lies in the observation of light and its influence on form within the landscape. He responds to low-angled, northern light with long, deep shadows, and the depiction of this light plays a critical role in creating the mood of his narrative urban portraits. Hannon cites Edward Hopper as a significant influence, and his painting practice follows the tradition of the Ashcan School of Art, an art movement best know for a style of oil painting that portrayed the realism of everyday life in New York. Hannon studied studio art at State University of New York, Oswego, with Anna Wong at Pratt Graphics, and studio painting with Elaine de Kooning. His work is in numerous public, private, and corporate collections. For more information, call 667-6611 visit courthousegallery.com