Ian A. Hanks
Ian 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 thanks to their inspiration and encouragement, Ian has been painting since he could hold a paintbrush. 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. Her body of work gained her a national reputation and following; including at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum, where she was a Core Artist for 15 years.
Ian studied criminology at the University of Southern Maine and pursued a career in private security and investigations as he started a family with his wife, Jaime, and adopted daughter from Guatemala.
Ian now paints full-time while continuing to promote his parents artwork as well as his own. His work has been exhibited at galleries in Maine and is included in Maine Treasures Art Prints, a family-run initiative offering high-quality art reproductions from 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.