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Original art for sale at UGallery.com | Fishing Boat, 1 by Hano Dercksen | $500 | mixed media artwork | 9' h x 12' w | ..\art\mixed-media-artwork-Fishing-Boat-1

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Fishing Boat, 1

Hano Dercksen
Ugallery 5345193795 UGallery

Acrylic paint, watercolor, gouache, ink on Paper New

Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front

2018

9" h x 12" w |0 lbs. 3 oz.

In stock $500

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An aerial view of a wooden fishing boat dropping anchor in clear turquoise waters. Fish swim under the abstracted surface, visible between patches of reflected sunlight. "I really love boats, especially old creaky ones," shares artist Hano Dercksen. "This one was sailing around in an idea for a while. Inspired by the fishing boats in Brazil and the Canadian east coast."

Hano Dercksen

Moncton, Canada

Artist Hano Dercksen paints nostalgic cityscapes and seascapes using his signature style of graphic realism. Hano grew up in a small town on the east coast of South Africa, where he says the idea of pursuing art for a living was considered truly absurd. At the age of 19, he boarded a plane and traveled the world. Hano lived in the United States and spent a decade in Brazil before settling in Canada. "The shimmering variety of how people live their lives, their ideas of what art is, and the idea that every life is a unique and vibrant experience makes me bleed paint," says Hano. "The world is a big place and I have to draw it all." Today, he works as a carpenter, building and repairing structures, which provides an important source of inspiration for his paintings of daily life. Hano takes lots of reference photos of architecture and industrial equipment he sees on job sites, later studying and sketching the images in his home studio. From there, he slowly builds up layers of transparent paint, while "fighting the never ending battle to keep the art clean and smudge free."

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