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“As an artist raised in the Midwest, the natural beauty of the coastal shoreline has always intrigued and amazed me. I particularly liked the early morning and afternoon light, which enhanced the colors, creating unique and interesting reflections and shadows. Through the years I have focused on developing my work and style to capture that beauty. I mainly work with enlarged images with careful planning of the shapes, light and dark patterns, and the colors. I strive to blend the fine nuances of color, texture and shapes to create an image that draws the viewer to a pleasant experience. After painting for a lifetime, specializing in studio rendered Watercolors, my current efforts in Oil painting, both in the Studio and “en Plein Air” has been very stimulating and rewarding. My recent efforts in Still Life painting are a continuation of painting from life. As I continue to paint and continue to grow, I find painting a real challenge as well as a great joy. I feel that the more I learn, the more I realize this is a life long learning process. I hope that viewers will receive the same pleasure in seeing my paintings as I did in creating them.”
Elaine Hahn, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, holds a BA and MA in Art from the University of Missouri, and has studied with noted artists throughout the United States, England and Mexico. Her early career was influenced by her experience at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. Her paintings have achieved prominence through acceptance and awards in major national juried exhibitions.
Her works are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. She has taught and conducted Workshops in the US and Europe and has served as a judge in Art Shows on the local, regional and national levels.
She holds Signature membership in the following organizations:
Oil Painters of America,
American Watercolor Society,
National Watercolor Society,
Miniature Artists of America,
American Women Artists,
American Society of Marine Artists,
National Society of Artists,
Paint America Association Signature Society,
Florida Artist Group,
Florida Plein Air Society,
International Guild of Realism,
Art Renewal Center Living Artist.
While gaining a national reputation for her watercolors, she now works in both Watercolor and Oils bringing a new dimension to her work.
She works from her studio on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, where she focuses her efforts on developing and expanding her painting techniques, capturing images of the beautiful coastal and marine subjects in the area.