William Hanson has lived in New England for over twenty years. He is a graduate of American University and has been the recipient of several awards in the field of portraiture. His paintings are included in many local, national and international collections. In recent years, his love of the sea and its lore has influenced his choice of subject matter. Using oils as his primary medium, Bill captures scenes in the everyday lives of those who share their lives with the sea.
Bill has been represented in the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport for several years and in 2014 he was the recipient of the Museum Purchase Award at the 35th International Marine Art Exhibition.