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What is your mission?
What is your favorite painting style?
Who is CLOD?
What is “One Million by 20?”
What is Art From the HeART?
What’s next for your business?
Who are your favorite artists?
What inspires you?
What is your favorite color?
Do you listen to music when you paint?
How long is the waiting list for an original?
What is your mission?

To change the world through art.

Every act of kindness helps create kinder communities, more compassionate nations and a better world for all… even one painting at a time.

What is your favorite painting style?

Contemporary abstract, in bright colors!

Who is CLOD?

CLOD is the name I gave my brain tumor.  Like a clod of dirt.  He was treated with chemotherapy and radiation in 2006, and now my vision is “patchy,” but stable.

What is “One Million by 20?”

One Million By 20 LogoThat was my goal, to generate $1 million for charity with my artwork before age 20, which I achieved. The total is now over $2.6 million!

What is Art From the HeART?

Art From The HeartEach year, Jeff features a philanthropic Valentine’s Day project called Art From the HeART.  Nominate your favorite U.S. charity for their chance to win an original Jeff Hanson painting for their next live auction. The charity must host an event featuring a LIVE AUCTION. The top five nominated charities are announced on Facebook. Fans will then have the opportunity to vote on Facebook for the charity of choice by clicking “like” on ONE of the five charity logos, through Feb 13th. The winning charity, announced on Facebook on Valentine’s Day, will be gifted an original Jeff Hanson painting for their next live auction. Past winners are ineligible.

Past winners include:

  • Braden’s Hope for Childhood Cancer (Olathe, KS)
  • Cannonball Kid’s Cancer (Orlando, FL)
  • Team Jack Foundation (Atkinson, NE)
  • Sammy’s Superheroes Foundation (Columbus, NE)
  • Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation (Bethesda, MD)

NOMINATE your favorite U.S. charity February 1-7 at JeffHansonArt.com
LIKE Jeff Hanson Art on Facebook  Five most-nominated charities will be announced on Facebook February 8
VOTE for ONE of the five charities by liking their logo on Jeff Hanson Art Facebook February 8-13
WINNER will be announced on Jeff Hanson Art Facebook Valentine’s Day at 5 pm (CST)

What’s next for your business?

Diversifying with more products featuring my artwork.  Gicle’es  (reproductions on canvas) are now available.  And, of course, more philanthropic ventures.

Who are your favorite artists?

I don’t really have any.  Anyone who uses very bright, bold colors.

What is your favorite color?

Purple. A painting isn’t finished until the purple goes on.

Do you listen to music when you paint?

No.  The studio has to be quiet.  TV and music are too distracting.

How long is the waiting list for an original?

I haven’t caught up on commissions since 2008. Typically, my painting commissions are completed within 4 months.

10 Comments. Leave new

  • How do you get your paintings to look so glossy? Do you put sometime of gloss varnish or product to het them to shine so much. I’m a beginning artists and acrylic doesn’t have that shiney look like yours do.

    Reply
    • Greetings from Jeff Hanson Art
      Hi Jackie-
      Thank you for following my art and philanthropic endeavors!
      Sometimes I use a high gloss varnish on my abstract contemporary artwork.
      I use GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylic paints, which have a beautiful sheen.
      Good luck with your artistry.
      Your friend,
      Jeff Hanson
      P.S. Follow my art on Instagram and Facebook.

      Reply
  • Hello Jeff, I was drawn to your work upon seeing the bold colors and unique presentation of the subject matter. I then learned of your battle with CLOD and your ambition to provide the money and hope to assist those afflicted with many debilitating disorders. While I have admired your work for several years I have been unable to afford such a treasure as one of your original paintings. I will continue to follow your work, travels and endless fight until I am able save enough to finally commission that special piece to admire everyday, some things are worth the effort and reward. I hope to visit your studio in the near future. To me…your art stands on it’s own merit, your courage and drive are a true testament to the man you are and your generosity is inspirational. Keep up the Great Work!!! —Rick

    Reply
    • Greetings from Jeff Hanson Art
      Hi Rick-
      Thank you for your kind message on my web site. It is people like you that encourage me and inspire me to paint every day.
      I would be honored to meet you. Plan to visit my studio and gallery someday soon.
      Until then, thanks for all you do!
      Jeff Hanson
      Jeff@JeffHansonArt.com
      913-681-6456 studio
      http://www.JeffHansonArt.com

      Every act of kindness helps create kinder communities, more compassionate nations and a better world for all … even one painting at a time.
      ©2017 Jeffrey Owen Hanson LLC All Rights Reserved

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  • Hi, Jeff: First of all – I absolutely love your work! I was an art history major and painted quite a bit with acrylics. Your ability to paint with such vibrant colors and especially textures, really sings to me. My name is Frances and I work at Anchor Center for Blind Children in Denver, Colorado…Anchor Center is the only privately funded organization in the state of Colorado that provides early intervention/developmental education to infants, toddlers and preschoolers with vision impairment. I also grew up with a brother who was prematurely born at 2 lbs. In the early 1950’s, doctors thought that preemie babies were blind from being born early and having a low birth weight. But in actuality, they were fine! They became blind because they were placed in pure oxygen incubators. My brother is now retired, having gone through law school and practicing law his entire life. I can’t tell you how proud I am with all that he has done. I know that your family feels the same. Our Center would be extremely grateful for the opportunity to meet you and share your inspiring story with our families. What would be the best way to reach you or your “Momager” to see if this might be workable? With very sincere appreciation! Kindly, Frances

    Reply
    • Greetings from Jeff Hanson Art-
      Good Morning Frances-
      Thank you for your message and the important work you do at Anchor Center for Blind Children. I visited the Anchor Center web site and was very impressed.
      My “Momager” would love to talk to you. She can best be reached by phone at 816-804-3791.
      Mom would like to have a conversation with you regarding the possibility of sharing my story with your families. My Lessons From CLOD inspirational keynote is intended for large conference audiences. Take a peek at the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJAtMuD6EKo
      I also speak at charity events with a much shorter message.
      Two more things:
      How did you learn about my story? Possibly you saw my profile on CBS Sunday Morning. Take a peek:

      Have you read our book, Lessons From CLOD? You particularly would enjoy it, having lived with a blind brother. The book is available on my web site SHOP.
      https://jeffhansonart.com/shop/books/lessons-clod-artists-premium-edition-hardcover/?v=7516fd43adaa
      Thank you for your note card order. It is in the mail.
      Enjoy the day!
      Jeff Hanson
      Jeff@JeffHansonArt.com
      913-681-6456 studio
      http://www.JeffHansonArt.com

      Every act of kindness helps create kinder communities, more compassionate nations and a better world for all … even one painting at a time.
      ©2017 Jeffrey Owen Hanson LLC All Rights Reserved

      Reply
  • Jeff, you are such an inspiration for others who live with NF (neurofibromatosis).
    Thank you!
    Jackie

    Reply
    • Hi Jackie-
      Thank you for your kind message. I am happy to hear your find my story inspiring.
      My medical, art and philanthropic story is written in a book titled, “Lessons From CLOD” (Available in SHOP) “>https://jeffhansonart.com/shop/books/lessons-clod-artists-premium-edition-hardcover/
      “Lessons From CLOD” by Hal O. Hanson, M.D.
      This is the story of one kid. A story of what one, visually impaired kid from Kansas can do. A kid with contagious generosity, setting an example for individuals and corporations to become more philanthropic– to change our world.
      A kid who responded to a challenge and redefined himself.
      Jeff Hanson’s art is hanging in Warren Buffett’s home.
      The Association of Fundraising Professionals named Jeff “Young Philanthropist of the Year.”
      The Small Business Administration named Jeff “Young Entrepreneur of the Year.”
      The trifecta! Jeff Hanson is defined by art, philanthropy and entrepreneurship. Not the kid down the street who lost his vision to a brain tumor.
      Jeff Hanson raised one million dollars for charity before age 20. ONE MILLION BY 20!

      Keep in touch.
      Jeff Hanson

      Reply

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