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Christine Hanlon - Premium Artist

Christine Hanlon, whose work has been compared to that of Edward Hopper, creates 'urban landscapes which quietly exude atmosphere'.


  • Serenity Base by Christine Hanlon, oil on canvas<br>50 x 150 inches<br>Juror's Award - 2006 Bay Area Annual

    Serenity Base
    oil on canvas
    50 x 150 inches
    Juror's Award - 2006 Bay Area Annual

  • Decker's Tug by Christine Hanlon, oil on panel<br>18 x 29.12 inches<br>Coos Bay Commissioner's Award 2006 SOLD

    Decker's Tug
    oil on panel
    18 x 29.12 inches
    Coos Bay Commissioner's Award 2006 SOLD

  • Wet Night Streets #2 by Christine Hanlon, oil on panel<br>29.75 x 48 inches<br>Two First Place Awards<br>Faculty Choice Award<br>SOLD

    Wet Night Streets #2
    oil on panel
    29.75 x 48 inches
    Two First Place Awards
    Faculty Choice Award
    SOLD

  • W.T.H.G.O. #4 by Christine Hanlon, oil on panel<br>18 x 29.12 inches<br><i>Artists Magazine</i><br>feature article<br>September 2009

    W.T.H.G.O. #4
    oil on panel
    18 x 29.12 inches
    Artists Magazine
    feature article
    September 2009


She draws inspiration for her art from the Old Masters, especially from their use of chiaroscuro and dynamic symmetry, as a compositional tool, utilizing proportions such as the Golden Section.

Hanlon received her BFA in Painting in 1976 from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where she has been on the faculty ever since. Her 1997 MFA thesis exhibition, 'Home Street Home', was attended by Mayor Willie Brown and the news media, raising almost $1500 for the Coalition on Homelessness. She continues to be involved in organizing annual fundraising art auctions for the Coalition as well as having her work published in the Street Sheet and Street Spirit, newspapers which help homeless people raise money for food and shelter.

In 2009 she was featured in the Artists Magazine Competition Spotlight with one of her urban landscapes which was a finalist in the Landscape category. She also paints non-traditional maritime images such as Death of an Oil Tanker which won Best in Show in the Coos Art Museum's 15th Annual Maritime Exhibit. Sea History magazine featured her maritime paintings in an article and on the cover in late 2010. One of her urban homeless landscapes is part of the traveling catalogued museum exhibition entitled Hobos to Street People: Artists' Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present touring California and Colorado.

'I feel strongly about the artist's role in society as witness to the state of our culture and world. Many of my paintings have addressed social, political and environmental issues of our time such as homelessness or our dependence upon oil and how that affects our maritime environment, which brings such beauty and sustenance to this planet.'

Mar '12


  • Third Street Corridor by Christine Hanlon, oil on canvas<br>30 x 52 inches<br>Hobos to Street People - Traveling Museum Exhibit

    Third Street Corridor
    oil on canvas
    30 x 52 inches
    Hobos to Street People - Traveling Museum Exhibit

  • Death of an Oil Tanker - Prestige 1976-2002 by Christine Hanlon, oil on panel<br>11 x 11 inches per panel<br>Best in Show - Annual Maritime Exhibit

    Death of an Oil Tanker - Prestige 1976-2002
    oil on panel
    11 x 11 inches per panel
    Best in Show - Annual Maritime Exhibit

  • Broken Hydrant #2 by Christine Hanlon, oil on panel<br>20 x 25.5 inches<br>SOLD

    Broken Hydrant #2
    oil on panel
    20 x 25.5 inches
    SOLD

  • All Washed Up by Christine Hanlon, oil on panel<br>20 x 25.5 inches

    All Washed Up
    oil on panel
    20 x 25.5 inches




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