Hanson has extensive formal training in the realist-based classical
techniques. Reflecting years of tutelage, her finely rendered
works are derived from a true sense of craftmanship, augmented
by skills honed through years of diligent effort and enhanced
by the innate sense of beauty which goes into making a true artist.
Her works are held in numerous private collections and several
public institutions worldwide, including the Smithsonian National
Portrait Gallery, The United States Naval Academy and the University
of Maryland's Dental Museum, as well as appearing on magazine
and bookcovers such as National Geographic and Miramax-Hyperion.
studio is located in Annapolis, MD where she works on portrait
commissions and figure paintings.