About Me

Painting, drawing ...and surfing are my passions!!

After receiving my BA in Fine Art at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, then working at the Hill Holliday Ad agency in Boston, MA, I was offered a full scholarship to study classical and impressionistic painting at the prestigious Ives Gammell Atelier on Newbury St in Boston. The atelier taught students in the tradition of the historical “Boston School of Painters”, a famous group of American master painters from the turn of the 19th century who were inspired by the European Impressionisms way of seeing color, while maintaining a more classical style of drawing in their paintings. It was at the Gammell atelier that I met my artist husband, Sam Vokey (www.samvokey.com ).I continued my art studies, focusing on portraiture, at the Paul Ingbretson Atelier  (www.http://studio.ingbretson.com). Eventually I merged my love for painting with my passion for surfing and have devoted most of my creative time painting surf scenes, seascapes and the surrounding beauty of the NH sea coast where we live.

For information regarding available paintings, or for information regarding commissions, please email me at Hansurfart@gmail.com