16.00"W x 20.00"H x 1.0"D

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Hana Shoup


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: classical, figurative, old-master, history, beauty, drama, costume

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2017

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I like painting historic beauties in fabulous clothes. I always loved to read about and imagine myself inside their world. I often recreate a classical painting, but I use my own face, hands, or personal detail in each one. I present myself in a classical portrait, as if I can travel through time.

I was born in the small town of Brenham, Texas. I drew constantly all through childhood. Animals were my first models, both real (my menagerie of pets) and fantastic (dragons and such). Despite this obsession with drawing, I did not pursue art as a career until college. During my undergraduate education, I studied drawing, painting, printmaking, and art history. I absorbed these subjects like a sponge, culminating in a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a painting concentration from Baylor University. I traveled abroad, and lived for five months in Florence, Italy. There I took classes in cooking, Italian, and Renaissance art. Upon my return the the States, I dove into art again. I attended an intensive drawing “marathon” at the New York Studio School. I then moved to Baltimore. I was a Texas girl eager to see the East Coast and to attend MICA as a Post-Baccalaureate student. After that, I moved to Houston, TX, to earn my Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston. I currently live in Denver.

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