"Sheer Grace" by Steve Hanks
Limited Anniversary Edition Giclee on Canvas, Framed
Image Size: 26 X 17 in.
Framed Size: 30.5 X 21.5 in.
Edition Size: Not to Exceed 100
Only One Available at This Price
Steve Hanks believed that the pinnacle of art was the painting of the unclothed figure,
what is commonly referred to by the art world as the nude. There is nothing more challenging
for an artist to paint and finding a respectable way to present the human body was an unending
challenge for him.
You’ll notice that nearly every nude Hanks painted is not looking at or beckoning the viewer.
You find them having private, intimate moments in places where they are safe, secure and
comfortable: the bedroom, the bed, the couch or the bath. These are moments of being completely
alone, deep in private thought coming to terms with themselves.
For Steve, the most powerful moments were those when his subject could look so wonderful and not
even be aware of it. As a bell-weather he would use the time he was walking through his bedroom
and caught a glimpse of his wife changing and he thought to himself,” . . . my gosh - she is so
beautiful right now and she doesn’t even realize it.”