Houstonian Hanh Tran's work with oil on canvas is based on self-study of the human form, nature, culture and emotion. Heavy, sweeping, broad strokes of thick oil paint create a three-dimensional effect that is the trademark of Hanh's collections and commissioned works. It is through her connection with nature and people that Hanh finds comfort through artistic expression. "Art provides respite and renewal for most people,” says Hanh. “Painting, creating and sharing provide quiet comfort and establish a meaningful sense of community."
The seventh and youngest child of Vietnamese-Chinese immigrants, Hanh was raised in Houston and learned early on to teach herself and others to foster personal growth. Her dedication to learning and hands-on approach to sharing the art experience with others is indicative of Hanh's dedication to creating and providing approachable and emotive art.