Ian Hanks grew up on the coast of Maine, exposed to sailing and the sea. His parents, Ted and Consuelo Eames Hanks were life-long accomplished sailors and instilled in him a love for the ocean and boats of all kinds. Both parents were professional artists and under their guidance he learned to draw and paint at an early age. Ian’s father, Ted, was a watercolorist and nationally recognized wood carver whose body of work includes life-sized black ducks above the trout pond at the LL Bean flagship store in Freeport, Maine. His mother, Consuelo, was an accomplished artist in both pencil and watercolor mediums with a body of work that gained her a national reputation and following.
Ian studied criminology at the University of Southern Maine and pursued a career in private security and investigations as he started a family, including a daughter he and his wife, Jaime, adopted from Guatemala. Ian has been painting since he could hold a paintbrush, thanks to his parents’ inspiration and encouragement. He continues to paint in between work and attending his daughter’s sporting events.
Ian’s work is included in Maine Treasures Art Prints, a family-run initiative offering high-quality art reproductionsfrom the estates of Ted Hanks and Consuelo Eames Hanks, as well as original artwork by other family members. Ted and Consuelo’s children and grandchildren are committed to honoring their legacy by making artwork available for those who share their love of coastal Maine.
If you have a favorite scene or boat you would like a watercolor painting of, Ian welcomes commissions.
Each print is $82 (plus Maine sales tax for Maine addresses) and $12 shipping and handling for 1 print and $8 for each additional print.