COLETTE HANNAHAN


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Aquatic Park, San Francisco

acrylic and pastels on canvas

24” x 24”

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My paintings are a toast to the wide-open sky and fog in the Bay Area. The closest thing I had to fog growing up in Minnesota was the humidifier my mom would put next to my bed when I was sick. So, to me, fog is still a mystery and I’m really into it.

Five years ago I moved back to San Francisco after living in Chicago, New York, and Minneapolis. My apartment was by Alamo Square and I would walk up to the park in the mornings. Constantly blown away by the huge sky, I started to paint the moments that caused me to look up, slow down, and stop wondering if Turbotax really has my back or if taking vitamins makes a difference.

As far as how my paintings come to be, I start with a slice of architecture or landscape and I build up tons of layers of color and glazes until the fog rolls in and the light spins through the open sky.

 

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