365 New Orleans: D. Lammie-Hanson



D. Lammie-Hanson is an autodidactic African American artist who is known for her contemporary expressionistic portraits. Her emphasis is primarily on the psyche of the silenced individual. Her most recent silverpoint series “Dared To Be…” celebrates people of color who dared to be “bold”. 

Born in Harlem and cultivated in Brooklyn, New York, Lammie-Hanson was raised in a Catholic environment. Her love of capturing human psyche in her art started at age 5 with a pencil, a piece of paper and a stickman. As a professional artist, she has exhibited in Geneva, Switzerland, Berlin Germany, Atlanta GA, New Orleans, LA and Chicago, IL. Lammie-Hanson was the artist of the year for Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAM DanceAfrica 2007 in Brooklyn and she was the 2017 New Orleans regional winner of the Bombay Sapphire Artisans Series.

In New Orleans, Lammie-Hanson has shown with the LeMieux Galleries, Jazz and Heritage Foundation Gallery, the Contemporary Arts Center, the Arts Council of New Orleans, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, the George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, GW Carver Museum in Dothan, AL and the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Wiregrass, AL, Gallery Guichard, Chicago, IL.  



1. What products and services do you offer? 

I am a visual contemporary portrait artist who paints but primarily creates portraits in precious metal drawings also known as metalpoint / silverpoint. I incorporate this 500-year-old technique into contemporary designed works of art. Most of my subjects are women and people of color. I like to inspire people with my work because most people wear precious metals as jewelry but they have never imagined seeing people created in the precious metal as a fine drawing.


2. How long have you been in business? 

I have been a professional artist as a painter since 1990. I have been creating my new series of contemporary metalpoint portraiture since 2017.


3. How do people find you online? 

People usually find me through Instagram: @dlammiehansonfineart, Facebook: @lammiehanson or my website: http://www.dlammiehanson.com


4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew?

At the moment I am the only female artist of color who creates large silverpoint portraits in this manner in New Orleans.
My artwork was originally based on cathartic healing since I was a child of 5 years old. As I turned my own healing process into my personal professional business, I continued to spread the positive side of healing through continually creating art.  Since I have started this new journey in metalpoint, I have experienced something amazing. People love the stories and the messages of the individuals in precious metals. I care about my work as my truth and it is a wonderful experience to know that your business bring joy through positive imagery.


5. Lagniappe Info. 

From May 2019 through October 2019, I will be resident at the SALON Artist in Residence program at Canal Place presented by The Arts Council of New Orleans. Here is where I will be showing my current series “Dared To Be… A Silverpoint Soulful Experience” in July (Opening Reception: July 5th)  This show is to celebrate Essence Festivals Silver Anniversary in New Orleans. It is a show based exclusively on 25 local, national and international musical icons of Essence  over the past 25 years. If you would like to attend the opening reception, please wear white to be a part of the silverpoint soulful experience.
Here is a link to the event:https://youtu.be/EEamilwO27c
Mondays in May and June are the days I will be in the window creating artwork for this new series and people can stop by to see the process. 
Check out her website for more information!

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