Steve Hanks is today recognized as one of the best watercolor painters. The details, color and realism of Steve Hanks' paintings invariably touch the soul, make them stop in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and think about the main values of life. Children, family, relationships, woman ... this is the main theme of the artist's works. Hanks called his style "emotional realism." He often leaves the faces of his figures hidden or turned away to not only leave the face to the viewer's imagination, but also to allow the entire figure to express emotion. Backlighting is also a trademark of his style. “Sunlight has become one of my favorite subjects. I'm fascinated by how he filters things, how he floods the whole room with color. Often my paintings are really more about sunlight than anything else. "