Monday, May 23, 2022

Fresh Art from the Studio!

   Spring inspires my creative energies, I'm channeling those energies in the studio with new art works, painting new Mini Fly's and Cascading Waterfall pieces. 

Here are some sequential photos of the process I use in creating my abstract fly fishing fly's, in this case "Mini Fly's" which are 6" x 12" rough, painted on canvas panels with acrylics.

Composition painted texturally with modeling paste

The first process is painting the piece texturally, building up the impasto texture to a point were I like it with modeling paste.

Then I start to apply color in many applications, in this case a more wet on wet series of washes, transparent and building depth.

The first color


I let the paint dry between applications

The coloring of the details

More details

Finishing with signing the piece

Finding the right frame

Ready to Go!

Tom's latest Mini Fly!

So here's the latest in Tom's Abstract Fly Collection, "Isaac's Oro".

This New original is now available at Tom's webstore at 
Priced at just $450.00 with free shipping to US domestic

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Originals - Spring Special

 In the weeks ahead I'll be offering a number of originals from my "Studio Collection" at Special Collector's prices. 

The first piece featured is one of my original group of paintings that became my "Abstract Fly Collection" in 2008.

The "Salmon Streamer" is 12" x 24" x 2" canvas wrapped panel.


This special price includes delivery in the US domestic.

Salmon Streamer

Now available at my webstore, just click on this "Studio Collector's Special" link.

Visit Tom's Online Store at
 Originals, Canvas Prints and Note Cards!

Saturday, March 5, 2022

New "Signature Edition" Note Card Collections

"The Signature Edition"

For a limited time, The Tom Hanson Collection of Note Cards are signed by the artist making each card a frameable artwork, enhancing the presentation qualities of the card that you choose to send to your special recipient. 

 I've added the first in a series of new images for 2022 Tom Hanson Collection.

"Salmon Stream" 

Salmon Stream

"To kick off this new image, I'm adding it as a Bonus Card+1 in any of  my Gift Boxes of 5 cards for the Spring of '22."

 Any Gift Box of 5 Cards, will include +1 Bonus Card

Just go to Tom's Store to see the Collections available, place your order at

Friday, February 11, 2022

Here's what's New!

 Tom's new updated Web Site and Web Store is now live! Offering a new easy to navigate site and a secure location to purchase many of Tom's current art products.


The Store

The Store features Prints on canvas and archival papers, framed and flat, Originals and the Tom Hanson Collection of Note Cards, now available in "Gift Boxes" of 5 Signed Cards and "Collector's Boxes" of 10 Signed Cards.
The Note Cards now feature the "Signature Edition", signed by the artist and suitable for framing.

Visit the Store often to see new products.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The Fly Fishing Art of Tom Hanson

Now that we've gotten through the Holidays, I thank all the folks who helped make this event happen and especially those who made it such a success.



I'm excited to kick off the month of December as the featured Artist at The Dry Fly Distillery's Tasting Room in Downtown Spokane.

 1021 W. Riverside, Downtown Spokane


I'm featuring a selection of Limited Edition Canvas Prints of Abstract Fly's from my Tom Hanson Collection.


All the prints are framed with sustainable recycled framing materials, these canvas prints are printed with state of the art technologies and are hand enhanced by the artist.

Royal Coachman
36" x 36"
   Giclée on Canvas, LTD-Artist Proof

Caddis 1
18" x 30"
     Giclée on Canvas, LTD-Artist Proof
read "Remember" at bottom of the page

     Wooley Bugger
      12" x 24"
 Giclée on Canvas, LTD-Artist Proof

Royal Wolff 1
   12" x 24"
    Giclée on Canvas, LTD-Artist Proof

Abstract Fly 3
   36" x 48"
    Giclée on Canvas, LTD-Artist Proof

Ake's Sheep Creek Special
   16" x 20"
    Giclée on Canvas, LTD-Artist Proof

Lurking Lunker
   10" x 22"
    Giclée on Canvas, LTD-Artist Proof

If you haven't seen this impressive facility yet, it's worthwhile to head to Downtown Spokane during the Holidays, sample their World Class Spirits, enjoy the impressive setting and support local artists.
Located at 1021 W. Riverside, Downtown Spokane

To purchase any of these art works, communicate directly with Tom, call or text 509-209-4228
Dry Fly Distillery does not participate in the transaction.

Remember: These are all prints that are available with custom order,
If you see one that your interested in, and it is marked sold, you can still order one. 
Delivery times are difficult to nail down right now, so you need to be patient, also frame options are inconsistent right now but suitable affordable options exist. So touch base if you have questions.

Monday, October 11, 2021

The Tom Hanson Collection: Abstract Fly Originals

 The Fall of 2021 brings offerings from the studio. These three originals have been on exhibition around the country, now back in the studio and are my current special offering to collectors.

"Tom's Foolery"
24" x 24"acrylic on canvas framed 

Amongst my favorite originals from the collection. These colorful big textured pieces are interpretive imagery of many of our favorite fly's.

24" X 36" acrylic on canvas framed

Each of these pieces offer a dynamic presentation and will bring life to any interior space.

"Spring Fling"
23" X 48" acrylic on canvas framed

Special discounts on multiple pieces are available to collectors, touch base with Tom for details.

Fall Special Pricing:

Tom's Foolery:                 $900.00  plus shipping 

Emerger:                        $1500.00   plus shipping 

Spring Fling:                  $2500.00  plus shipping 


Monday, July 19, 2021

Summer Time Case Sale is here!

 With Summer here it's great time to shop for art with a personal case showing of my "2021 Case Sale" .

I'll be making presentations of my work available to individual homes and company's offices by appointment, 
Starting next week in the Spokane - Coeur d'Alene areas for the summer months and I'll be touring Idaho and Montana in the weeks and months ahead, so touch base if you would like to see my schedule for your location. 

"The Case Sale" includes Prints on Paper and Canvas, Note Cards and Originals.

   I was told early in my career, "do not" have sales or discount your art, it's bad business.

Although I understand why art business people feel that way, I have found that if you have a glut of inventory, it's more important to find homes for this art work with folks that otherwise may feel they can't afford the art. 

It opens my creative energies to produce new works which is hugely important.

So that all having been said, I'm pricing the inventory affordably.

Cards and Prints come in many sizes, I will have a variety of note cards available, both individual cards as well as gift boxes.

4.5 x 8.5 "

5" x 7"

Lurking Lunker Print on Canvas, Artist Proof- 24" x 48

Multiple sizes available to fit any space.

Large Prints on Canvas

Available on various formats 

I'll have a few cool bags with me while they last!

You can call Tom Direct at 509-209-4228 or email at

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