Wednesday, April 25, 2018

May Workshop features textural Aspens

The second in Tom's series of Workshops featuring Impasto  Painting with Acrylics is planned for Saturday May 12 and Saturday May 19th, the session has been changed to a single 
4 hour workshop
at the Spokane Gallery in Spokane Valley.

"Aspen Trees" are the subject of the upcoming workshop

In this workshop we will explore the textural qualities of Aspen and Birch Trees.

Applying texture to the Aspen Tree

 "roughing in" background

We layout our composition, then apply the modeling paste in multiple layers to achieve dimensional depth, and paint the back ground, "roughed in".

Roughed in

We apply paint to the textural areas and add finishing details.

Age and level and experience prerequisite is open to high school age art students or older, some experience in painting strongly encouraged but not necessary. 

The workshops include all materials and supplies, created on a 12" x 16" canvas panel.

Cost is $40.00 

The first dates are Sat. May 12th, 10:00am - 12noon & 
 Sat. May 19th, 10:00am - 12noon 


Payable through Tom Hanson Arts Store   click this link,
or through Tom personally with cash, check, call Tom at 509-209-4228.
There is limited space available for this workshop, so make your reservation soon, prepayment is required.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Kicking off 2018 with Workshops

In this Studio Workshop we explore textural painting with acrylics and modeling paste,
we'll create an abstract waterfall or series of cascades.

a close-up of the piece at conclusion

This is a two session program, due to the drying time required working with modeling paste.
It needs to dry significantly in order to work with the wet on wet or wash paint application.

applying modeling paste

In the first 1.5 to 2 hour session we plan our composition, examine examples to become familiar with the techniques effects, then apply the modeling paste in multiple layers to achieve dimensional depth.
Then, overnight or for several days, give the piece time to thoroughly dry and harden, so we can apply numerous applications of paint and water to create washes etc. as to not have the modeling paste get soft or reconstituted while painting.

at the conclusion of session 2

In Session 2, we apply paint with wet on wet techniques, applying and removing the paint in a series of applications. When the back ground colors have dried, we go wet on dry with a number of different brushes to add the water flow final touches.

Age and level and experience prerequisite is open to high school age art students or older, some experience in painting encouraged but not necessary. 

The workshops include all materials and supplies, created on a 12" x 16" canvas panel.

Cost is $49.00 
The first dates are Sat. March 24, 10:00am - 12noon & 
 Sat. March 31, 10:00am - 12noon 

Payable through Spokane Galleries Shopify  site, click this link,
or through Tom personally, cash, check or credit card, call Tom at 509-209-4228.
There is limited space available for this workshop, so make your reservation soon, prepayment is required.

Just show up with the desire to Have Fun, learn something new and you will create a totally original art work to take home with you.
See more about Tom's Workshops at:

Friday, February 2, 2018

On it's way to the MRF Banquet in Great Falls

It's my pleasure to announce my participation in the Missouri River Flyfisher's Banquet and Auction in Great Falls on February 24th at the Heritage Inn.
I've just sent MRF this original to add to their event. As a native of Great Falls, and one who was raised fishing on the Missouri River and the surrounding tributaries, I'm happy to lend a hand in promoting this important groups efforts in the Conservation of this precious resource.

"Coachman" 10.5" x 20.5" original acrylic on canvas

If your in the area, and are interested in attending this fun and important event, you can contact the MRF at  for tickets.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Case Sale 2017

As in years past, I have chosen the pre-holiday season to feature my Case Sale again this year.

Case works include;  paper prints flat & framed,
framed canvas prints, framed and wrapped canvases
The Case Sale is a number of artworks I make available to my collectors and dealers at special prices and is available for a private viewing at your home or office.

In the case:

Prints from the Tom Hanson Collection

"Mirabeau Falls"  LTD Edition A/P  27" x 19" framed dimensions
Print on Paper 

"Clock Tower"  LTD Edition A/P  27" x 19" framed dimensions
Print on Paper 

Mt. Reynolds - Logan Pass, Glacier National Park
LTD Edition A/P - Print on Paper 

"Royal 1" LTD Edition print on canvas framed
16" x 12"
"Wooley Bugger 1" LTD Edition print on canvas framed
16" x 12"

Tom Hanson Originals
"Muddler Minnow" - original acrylic on canvas

"Autumn Caddis Original acrylic on canvas  27" x 19" framed dimensions

"Mini-Coachman" original acrylic on canvas
Montana Rustic Frame

Woods & the Water # 1- 24"x 24" acrylic on canvas

Larger pieces available to view upon request
Woods & the Water # 2- 24"x 48" acrylic on canvas

"Confluence"- 16" x 72"original acrylic on canvas, 

Woods & the Water # 336"x 60" acrylic on canvas

"Palisade Falls" - original acrylic on canvas
24" x 72"

Note Card Gift Boxes

Abstract Fly Collection Gift Box  5 - 5.5" x 8.5" cards
Tom Hanson Collection Gift Box  5 - 5.5" x 8.5" cards

contact Tom for a personal case showing.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fall is near!

With summer winding down it's amazing to think how fast summer raced by! 
 I'd like to thank all the folks who stopped by my booth at Arbor Crest this year, it was great fun, the weather was terrific and it was a big success once again.

Arbor Crest 2017

Special thanks to the folks who purchased art works to take home, it is very much appreciated. Also, thanks to those who dropped their names in the "drawing jar" for the free print, Melissa Simpson of Spokane Valley was the winner.

Melissa Simpson with her
Mirabeau Falls Print

 I'll be sharing some more art giveaways as I near my anniversary month of November and into the new year. This year will mark my 40th year in business, so I figured it was a good time to celebrate a bit and share some art.

40 years is a long time, it's been quite a journey, so I thought it would be fun to share some photos and stories of this journey over the next year and take a look back at art works over the decades.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

NEW for 2017

The Workshops

Tom's workshops include exploring techniques with acrylics
A series of Workshops by Artist Tom Hanson invites you to engage in studio art projects and Art Business Marketing design and implementation.
The Workshops include:

Dates and Locations to be announced

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Store's back...

After some streamlining, Tom's Store is back!

You can go directly to the store by clicking on
Tom's Store 
you can immediately access the purchase buttons of all the items for sale.

Also, store access is linked to the Catalog pages of this site listed in the Pages directory on the left of this page.
These catalog pages give you a close look at the items, visit: 

Print Catalog

Note Card Gift Box

Bulk Cards

You can also see some original paintings currently available,
They are not linked to the store however, purchase must be made via telephone with Tom personally.