Hannah Cole Dahar

Paintings now available at:

Cincinnati Art Club, Cincinnati, OH

Lighthouse Art Center, Teqiesta, FL

Art League Rhode Island, Providence, RI

Copley Society, Boston, MA

 

E-mail: HannahJaneCole@yahoo.com

Phone: 603-557-8054

Artist's Statement
 

​With a young child in the house it became difficult to paint. Our son would climb onto my lap and zoom his toys through the dining room table where I set up a make shift studio. It became clear that he, his toys were telling a new story and this was a story to share.“The Balancing Act” series is the story of how a child changes everything. Life becomes chaotic, surreal, frustrating and at the same time beautiful and magical and hysterically funny.With great negotiation, bribery and other assorted tactics I “borrow” my son’s toys and combine them with objects around the house. Negotiations break down and progress halts as the toy in the painting becomes the most desirable in the house.Still life reconstruction is needed. Perspective is thrown off. More bribery and negotiation is needed.The story of each painting unfold with the day to day must do’s and want to do’s.Each piece tells it’s own little tale with highly symbolic juxtapositions of objects and scale. They are all 12”X12” oil on panel representative of the limited and therefore preciousness of space and time and energy in a typical/atypical day.

2010 - present
2010 - present
Exhibitions 
 

Solo Shows    

2012    Exeter Fine Arts, "Artist of the Month Solo Show", Exeter, NH

Group Shows    

 

Co- Shows

2016 

McGowen Fine Art at Labelle Winery, Amherst, NH

 

2015

"Side By Side" McGowen Fine Art, Concord, NH

 

2013  Banks Gallery, New London, NH

 

Exhibitions  and Group Shows

2019

"Fruition"  Copley Society, Boston, MA

"NHAI" Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

"Love Lust and Desire XI" Sullivan Framing, Bedford, NH

"Renewal" Winter Member's Juried Show, Copley Society, Boston, MA

"Paws and Claws" Sullivan Framing, Bedford, NH

“National Open Juried Exhibition” Providence Art Club, Providence, RI

“Narrative and Illusion” RI Art League, Providence, RI

“Tattoo, The Renaissance of Body Art, Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL

“Viewpoint 51” Cincinnati Art Club, Cincinnati, OH

“Embark”, Copley Society, Boston, MA

 

2018

"New Member Show" Copley Society, Boston, MA

"Journeys" Copley Society, Boston, MA

"Anchors Aweigh" Copley Society, Boston, MA

"Fresh Paint" Copley Society, Boston, MA

"Love Lust and Desire" McGowen Fine Art, Concord, NH

"Practice What you Teach" Nave Gallery, Sommerville, MA

"Holiday Small Works 2018", Copley Society, Boston, MA

2017

"Art In Bloom" McGowen Fine Art, Concord, NH

"Love Lust and Desire" McGowen Fine Art, Concord, NH

McGowan Fine Art 20 Year Celebration, Concord, NH 

"Autumn Aura" Copley Society, Boston, MA

"Winter Small Works" Copley Society, Boston, MA

2016

Monmouth Museum "Winter Wonderland" Lindcroft, NJ

2015    

New Hampshire Insitute of Art, "Practice What you Teach",Manchester, NH

New London Inn, "Artists of the Banks Gallery", New London, NH

 

2014  

Banks Gallery, New London, NH

 

2013  

Greenhouse Gallery, "Salon International 2013", San Antonio, TX

Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg, PA

Banks Gallery, New London, NH

 

2012    Wynne Fine Art, Chatham, MA

Colantuono & Co. Fine Art & Jewelry Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

 

2010 - 2011    Wynne Fine Art, Chatham,  Colantuono & Co. Fine Art & Jewelry Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

Greenhouse Gallery, "Salon International 2011", San Antonio, TX

Cambridge Art Association, "Northeast Prize Show", Cambridge, MA

 

"Newport Arts Festival", Newport, RI

"Windham Fine Arts and Holiday Festival", Windham, NH

New Hampshire Institute of Art, "New England Biennial", Manchester, NH

 

Awards

2019 1st Place “Narrative and Illusion”, RI Art League

2018 Merit Award Anchors Aweigh" Copley Society

2012 2nd Prize "Lancaster County Art Association", Strasburg, PA

2011 Best in Show, "Bar Harbor Arts Festival", Bar Harbor, ME

 

Articles:

Hippo Press Dec 2016: "Side by Side"

Boston Voyager :http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/check-hannah-cole-dahars-artwork

 

Commissions

2014 Jack & Gladys Sullivan Family Portrait

2010 Summer Edition, Front Cover, New Hampshire Bar Association

 Education 

 Rhode Island School Of Design, BFA

University of New Hampshire, MAT

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