THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SUPPORTED RITCH HANNA ART. WE HAVE NOW CLOSED.
In the final years of my art practice, I was painting with melted beeswax. It's a process known as "Encaustic" from the Greek for "to heat". It is one of the oldest forms of painting, known to the ancient Greeks thousands of years ago. It can be shiny smooth, or highly textured. It allows one to layer or scrape away, to be translucent or opaque, or to collage objects into your surface. Prior to that, I worked in oil.
My work was chiefly abstract, allowing me to make allusions to ideas, the works of other artists, or emotions without being too literal, too specific. It also allowed me to push beyond my comfort zone, to find unexpected connections. Although I have a love of Art History, I used my art to explore, question, and comment on contemporary topics. But now, I have closed.
Increasingly, my work took on a very political and social-justice orientation. In our current world, I could not sit back and just make "pretty pictures." So a portion of my work became very political. And because I didn't just do this for me, a portion of the sales of my political work were donated to a variety of nonprofit and social justice organizations.
I have loved my customers, and they have been very good to me in return. But now it's time to close things down. I can still be contacted if you are interested in purchasing one of three pieces which remain unsold. I take cash, credit card or Paypal. Sorry, no shipping services at this time, though I can deliver within the general Indianapolis area.
9493 Siddon Drive, Avon, Indiana 46123, United States