Artist Biography

Artist Bio Bahamian born Preston Hanna is revitalizing the artistic landscape through his socially conscious, multidisciplinary approach to Bahamian Art. His bold colours and distinctive strokes are a snapshot of how Bahamian culture has evolved to encompass our indigenous people, Africa and all that is uniquely Bahamian. Hanna’s depiction of Bahamian themes and motifs is a reminder that beauty is not always demure and in need of affirmation but can be bold, secure, modern, and inclusive. Through Hanna’s inclusive philosophy and multidisciplinary approach his art commands our attention. We are inspired by his seamless movement between visual art and choreography. He excites his audience by his capacity to relate to them. But we admire him more for unabashedly leaving his heart on the canvas. This young, dynamic artist has earned his place in the annals of Bahamian art history and today we are here to celebrate our son of the soil--Mr. Preston Hanna, the artistic door to a NEW BAHAMAS! TECHNIQUE How does this fresh, Bahamian innovator achieve his unique artistic look? Layering is the bedrock for establishing Preston’s distinctiveness. An assortment of bright colors that awaken the layers and images. Then, this 21st century artist uses color blocking to emphasize the focal point of the subject matter. Preston’s canvas images explode as a result of numerous layers of silicone acrylic pouring and colour blocking technique. For those who have not had an important to see Mr. Hanna in action, we do hope you get the chance! His jaw-dropping per forex, striking and inspiring. Mr. Hanna has competed in several art competitions nationally and internationally. One of his significant achievements is winning the scholarship award from the Central Bank of the Bahamas to attend college and obtain a bachelor's degree in art education. Additionally, he participated in various charitable events and art exhibitions. Mr Hanna is known for his choreographed dance and art show entitled “Prestonism”. He is also known for hosting the most exciting sip and paint party experience on the island entitled " Sip n Splash Bahamas. Mr Hanna has artwork is displayed all over the island, some of the most prolific ones would noteably be at Clifton Heritage Park and at the largest entertainment center in the Caribbean, Fusion Superplex.

Preston Hanna