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.
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