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hankin apr 2018

to read more download a copy of the Spring 2018 newsletter click from the link below


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The Niagara Pumphouse Art Centre

274 Ricardo Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Join us Thursday October 5, 7 – 9 pm for a wind and cheese reception.

Wild Flowers, Horses & Ladies In The Garden

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Spring Newsletter 2017

Click here to download a copy of my latest newsletter and read about my latest trip to the east coast of Canada and more…..


hankin newfoundland oil


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artists haven

Download or read on line 2 new editions of my quarterly newsletter ‘The Artist’s Haven’

Click here for the the January, February, March 2016 and the Summer 2016 newsletters.

And don’t forget to visit my painting exhibition at Sweet and Savoury Restaurant on Bridgewater St. in Niagara Falls. It’s up until March 30.

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Now showing 26 oil paintings at the Savoury and Sweet Restaurant  on Bridgewater Street in Chippawa (Niagara Falls), Ontario until March 30th, 2016



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Here I am again, searching for an ideal permanent home for the School of Ideas. I have a lot of paintings that I have accumulated at the School of Ideas on Netherby Road. Plus over the years since 1999 I have curated many art exhibitions and soirees. The only ingredient that was missing over the years was visibility and easy location of my gallery. Besides driving to Nova Scotia this summer which you will read about under the next heading, and that was another reason why I traveled to Newfoundland on eight occasions, besides painting “en plein air” and to look for a new home and art gallery.

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“It is with great sorrow that I will miss my best friend and art collector, Rose Rubinoff who died on May 22nd.  She was a great supporter of my work and travels; and she looked forward to my tales of adventure”.


I will be teaching two workshops during Port Colborne’s inaugural Artsweek in August, “Plein Air Painting” & “Colour Theory”.  For information about them go to the following links:



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