I like to create new things, that’s who I am. I tinker with music, songwriting, creating Novels, poems. I discoveredphotography and a new love was born but art has always been my first love. I choose my subjects for paintings mostly from my photography, so many times both skills are used together. Some people tell me they can’t draw or theycan’t paint. My advice to them? Don’t work so hard at it, make your own interpretation of what you’re seeing, it might turn out better than the original. Painting is just pushingaround paint with a brush, give it a try because it’s a peacefuland enjoyable thing to do in this fast paced techno world.I hope you will enjoy my artwork and photography.Russell Lee Hansen
email@example.com Russell Lee Hansen 2320 Central Ave. Kearney Ne 68857 308 237 1212
Four Fuji Masterpiece AwardsKodak Gallery AwardPP of A Loan CollectionKodak Epcot AwardNebraska Master Photographer Of The YearTwelve PP of N Best In Show AwardsNebraska People’s Choice AwardPP of Nebraska Jury High four Print Average 99.7Nebraska Juried Top Artistic PhotographerFive Nebraska Top Ten Awards
I’ve been a photographer since the age of ten, that was over fourty yearsago. I’ve kept current not by copyingtrends but by seeking out new stylesand techniques of my own. Each day I seek to see something in a different way, & try something new and exciting in my work. This world has an endless supplyof new things to photograh and in new ways of seeing them. Even though Digital has been exciting and new, I stillhold on to my b&w darkroom skills thatI’ve found during hours of working in a cramped darkroom, after all experienceis the best teacher.
I started my career as an artist at age thirteen when I madea Pastel portrait of a fellow classmate, her mother still hasthat portrait on the wall of her livingroom, as proud of it asshe was when I first created it. I started out working with a professional mentor so in 1989 I decided to open my ownfull time photography studio, covering weddings, highschool seniors fashion, families and commercial photography.When digital came I started doing photoshop projects in 1995 for commercial advertising clients. I wanted to getback to my art in 2004 and that’s what I’ve been doing since.