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Jared Hankins Biography

My journey through art has been anything but a straight line. I am self-taught and have worked almost exclusively in oils for 25 years, learning from extensive trial and error. I have explored styles ranging from hyper-realism to abstract and I find solace on the blurred line that separates them.

Moved by recent documentaries on big mountain skiers and mountaineers, I began to process how to approach a mountain series in an effort to depict the awe and humility I feel being among them. I used early black and white imaging of the American West as inspiration for capturing the gritty, timeless quality of these peaks. By adding subtle tones and more contemporary compositions, I hope to pay homage to all the explorers from pioneers to ski industry innovators that have made these mountains accessible.

Curtis Hotel, Denver CO
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Beaver Creek, CO
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Denver, CO
Fountainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
JW Marriot Hotel, Denver Co
Terranea Resort, Palos Verdes, CA
Viseroy Hotel, Snowmass, CO
Agave Holdings, LLC (Jose Cuervo), Miami, FL
Craig Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Denver, CO
Kaiser Permanente, Denver, CO
Mark West Energy, Denver, CO
Great West Life Insurance, Englewood, CO
Jackson National Life Insurance, Englewood, CO
John Madden Company, Englewood, CO
Forest Oil, Denver, CO
Denver Art Museum Residences, Denver, CO
- National Private Collections -