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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Crazysexybeautiful 2- Steve Hanks' nude watercolours

I can't think of any artist who conveys the mystery and allure of Woman as Steve Hanks does. His passion for the female form is very evident in his watercolour paintings, the way he captures the play of light on these figures is nothing short of exquisite. I could look at his work all day.

"All art is an escape to somewhere you want to be or a feeling you want to have. People see different things in my paintings because we all have different backgrounds and feelings," he says. "Women occupy a special niche in my sensitivity. They express more storytelling ability. There's more magic in them."


I'll start with the first painting I ever saw of his, which is probably still my favourite.


A Mother's Pride

Casting Her Shadow

Comfort In Solitude

Forever A Mystery

Her Domain

Morning Bath

Wonders Of A Woman

Incidentally Steve Hanks doesn't portray strictly nude subjects; he has also done some gorgeous vignettes which often feature children at play. Check here for more of his work.


  1. Those are beautiful. Of course I like "A Mother's Pride" the best.

  2. A friend of ours has "Reflecting" hanging in their washroom...pretty cool

  3. Becca- of course you like this one, who do you suppose I thought of when I included it?

    Tony- funny you should say that, the first time I saw this print was in the washroom at a restaurant. I was so captivated I grabbed a pen and paper and returned to make a note of it.

  4. Do you or anyone know where to find Steve Hanks Nudes that use to be posted online say around 1999? There use to be so many more to view, and I am unable to find them.