Ian Hansen is the recipient of the 2017 President’s Medal

Ian has been awarded the 2017 President’s Medal for his painting Smoky Cape in Bass Strait

ASMA President, Stan Stefaniak, wrote:

‘It was with great pleasure that I announced, at the 2017 National Exhibition opening, that this year’s President’s Medal has been awarded to Ian Hansen FASMA, FRAS. Ian’s wonderful painting Smoky Cape in Bass Strait depicts his return from the Australian Wooden Boat Festival at Hobart earlier this year. The drawing of the sea, atmospheric perspective, sensitive use of colour and the overall composition make this an extraordinary artwork. Ian’s placement of his yacht completes the narrative which immediately engages the viewer.’

Smoky Cape in Bass Strait − Ian Hansen