In the Warm Savannah Sun
“I didn’t grow up in the South,” says artist Steve Hanks, “but I love the feel of it, especially Savannah, Charleston and New Orleans. These places fit the emotions I use in my art. The young woman in this painting is lost in a moment of reflection but her posture is relaxed anticipation. She’s ready for what’s coming her way.”
“In the Warm Savannah Sun” captures the most compelling qualities of Steve Hanks’ artwork. The single feminine figure, defined by sunlight and shadow, caught up in private emotions but placed in a specific physical location. We can feel the warm sunlight on her shoulders and the cool stone tile underfoot. The ubiquitous wrought iron fences of Savannah are here, as well as its beloved live oak trees with Spanish moss in the background.