Hana Shannon
Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
Studio 34 - Studio# 411
34-01 38th Avenue

Email: hannasek@yahoo.com

Website:: http://www.hanacisarova.net

Artist Bio:
I studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. After graduating with a Master's degree in Fine Art, I moved to the US to pursue my painting career. The energy and freedom of NYC has always provided a great inspiration.
My favorite show was the exhibition of my portraits in the storefront windows of Bergdorf Goodman at the corner of 57th street and 5th avenue. I really liked the direct connection with the passerby in a "non-gallery" setting.

Artist Statement:
As an artist, my main domain has been portrait. I have always been expressing myself through painting self-portraits or portraits of people around me. I try to capture the inner side of the subject; my approach is personal.
The use of color is very important and dominant in my work. I believe what the famous Czech painter, Jan Zrzavy, said about using color: "The color is the psychological force, the color is the visible soul."

All images and text copyright Hana Shannon