As an artist the challenge is to capture and paint beautiful and interesting images that are
often overlooked in our busy way of life.  This involves interpreting everyday scenes with a
fresh eye and identifying those subjects that connect us.   Representational  landscape
paintings are the result of observing natural beauty in Indiana and in the mountains and
plains of our western states.   

In my work I have tried to achieve simplicity in composition, boldness in color choices and
brushwork, and--- somewhere within the painting--- a strong light-dark contrast.  Favorite
painters are the French and American impressionists, with special appreciation for the
compositional styles of Richard Diebenkorn and Edward Hopper.  Among contemporaries,
artists such as Kim English and Ken Auster are admired for how they incorporate the human
element into their paintings.

Hoosier Salon
Indiana Plein-Air Painters Association
Indiana Heritage Arts Plein Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC)
Margaret Peters Hanke
gallery hours:
monday - thursday, 10:00a - 5:00p
friday - saturday,  10:00a - 8:00p  (2nd saturday, 10:00a - 9:00p)
sunday 12:00p - 5:00p
address: 111 west main street, suite 135, carmel, indiana  46032  (NEW LOCATION!)
phone: 317-844-2388 or 888-299-3659