Jamie Hansen: Everything sounds better with music.

I was made to create: I am meant to do this work.

I was made to create: I am meant to do this work.
God has brought me to this amazing place and he will be in my fingers as I complete the work. I am meant to be here and I am meant to do this work.

My Wacom Intuos Pro: one of my favorite tools in the studio

My Wacom Intuos Pro: one of my favorite tools in the studio
My mom has inspired me and influenced my artistic direction with a variety of gifts throughout my life.  She often tells me that when she saw how m...

Eight Reasons I love working in watercolors

Eight Reasons I love working in watercolors
Eleven years ago, I remember the resignation that I felt when I found that I was pregnant and the doctor told me that I needed to reconsider my oil...

The meanings behind the artworks: where do they come from?

The meanings behind the artworks: where do they come from?
Sometimes we do the work but we don’t know the entire story, or exactly why we hope to do what we do.  Sometimes there are plans and meanings and stories much larger than ourselves, and we see only a tiny piece of the larger plan.

How I Eliminated expensive glass and framing on my Watercolors

How I Eliminated expensive glass and framing on my Watercolors
Some of the old masters painted on wood panels, and their work has survived for hundreds of years.  Here's how I learned to make wood panels work for my watercolors. These are the specific materials that I use to display my watercolor art without a frame.

Live Painting at Anderson Mall's first Annual BBQ and Bluegrass

Live Painting at Anderson Mall's first Annual BBQ and Bluegrass
I painted a 24" x 36" double bass while listening to the bluegrass band on stage in front of me.  The afternoon sun was warm and my paints dried quickly.  I started and finished the painting during the event, and talked to lots of people as I worked.

Free Download: Central Presbyterian Church

Free Download: Central Presbyterian Church
Download here! Central Presbyterian Church has been an anchor for me and my family since we arrived in Anderson last year. I'm celebrating this bea...

Giving Back at the Anderson Area YMCA

Giving Back at the Anderson Area YMCA
I am showing selected original art and prints at the Anderson Area YMCA. I'm so delighted to donate thirty percent of the sales of the art to fund scholarships for kids at the YMCA. I work out there regularly, and my son attends programs there. I am inspired to help other families enjoy the wonderful services at the Y.

Final Week of my show at the Anderson Arts Center

Final Week of my show at the Anderson Arts Center
What is it that you want? Where do you want to go? Create a plan, make a map, dream big, and go there. Set your intentions high. Be kind, be patien...

I am a greyscale version of myself when I cannot create.

I am a greyscale version of myself when I cannot create.
I am a greyscale version of myself when I cannot create. I am called to create because when I do not, I feel less whole. I can create images to de...

How my amazing church is helping my art career

How my amazing church is helping my art career
This morning, I stepped out of my studio on a mission: I needed good photos of my art in a craft show or market setting.  I needed to show potentia...

Show Recap: Anderson Arts Center

Show Recap: Anderson Arts Center
What an amazing opening last week! So many people came out and I loved meeting everyone. I am so grateful to the talented staff at the Arts Center ...