A contemporary Canadian artist, author, illustrator, the work of Hanne Lore Koehler cannot be categorized solely in one genre. The wide range of subject matter in her paintings spans from action sports art and action portraits to vibrant landscapes and architectural illustrations, from traditional and unconventional still life art with subtle movement to lively fantasy wall murals and illustrations for childrens books. She loves the variety and feels that her work would get stale if she were to limit her inspiration to only one category. Above all, her optimism and love of life permeates through all her work.

As a sports artist, Hanne Lore Koehler paints action-packed, fast-paced, adrenaline pumped sports moments. Choose from team action sports art including hockey, football, basketball, baseball , soccer and sychronized swimming paintings; winter Olympic sports art including skiing, snowboarding, figure skating, ice dancing paintings; summer sports art including kayaking and canoeing paintings, Tour de France cycling art, horse racing paintings, marathon running paintings, swimming, surfing, wind surfing paintings.

As a landscape artist, Hanne Lore Koehler paints Canadian and American contemporary landscapes. These North American landscapes include winter, spring, summer, and autumn landscape paintings; in particular the farmlands of southern Ontario, the rugged forests, lakes, creeks, rivers, and streams of northern Ontario, seaside fishing villages of the east coast, spectacular colorful scenes of northeastern United States and amazing sunsets of the west coast.

As a portrait artist, Hanne Lore Koehler paints realistic childrens portraits against an impressionistic background, action portraits from photo, family portraits, adult and celebrity portraits, hand-painted house portraits, wildlife and pet portraits, humerous portraits and caricatures, and posthumus portraits from photos. Conceptual scenes with portraits from photographs are a specialty.

As a still life artist, Hanne Lore Koehler paints feminine still life art with lacy curtains, porcelain, floral bouquets, canning jars, objects that traditionally appeal to women. She paints masculine still life art with snowshoes, fishing tackle, duck decoys by a cabin fireplace, canoe paddles and life jackets. She paints garden still life scenes with hand water pumps, wildflowers and flower close-ups. Included here are roses, lilies, daisies, poppies, peonies, tulips and purple cone flowers. Her musical instrument still life paintings feature a piano, violin, mandolin, flute, harp, cello, bass, French horn, saxaphone in sunny window scenes.

As an architectural artist, Hanne Lore Koehler paints heritage buildings, house portraits from photos, cityscapes, and, offering worldwide delivery, scenes from towns and villages from all over the world. Conceptual architectural illustrations are a specialty.

As a mural artist, Hanne Lore Koehler paints custom designed hand-painted sports murals for teens and adults, commercial and landscape murals, decorative and trompe l'oiel murals. Her childrens fantasy murals include forest creatures, butterflies, fairies, princesses, dinosaurs and super heros. She will design and paint any mural you request.

As an illustrator, Hanne Lore Koehler paints custom illustrations for childrens books, full color picture books, black-and-white interior drawings, and book cover designs. A freelance illustrator, she has had illustrations published by many publishers.

As an author, Hanne Lore Koehler has written a number of childrens books including A Funny Sunny Bunny Day, My Brother and I, and has co-authored a fantasy book for teens with Corie Laraya-Coutts called DJ MacDonald, A Tale of a Malipayon Warrior.



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