Patricia Hannaway

"I love to try and capture a sense of life and essence, through gesture.  I am currently working on larger paintings, combining my interest in animation, painting and computer graphics to create thematic works dealing with my concerns about the environment and human interaction. Capturing fleeting moments of movement and using the figure in the environment is very important to me!"

     Patricia graduated from Smith College in 1984 with a BA in Art History and a Minor in Economics.  Working on Wall Street as a Corporate Analyst, she decided to further her education in Fine Art and Computer Graphics, earning two Master's degrees from the NY Academy in Traditional Painting and the School of Visual Arts in Computer Graphics. Recruited by Walt Disney Feature Animation, she trained as a Computer Character Animator and also worked for Dreamworks, Industrial Light & Magic and Weta Digital, New Zealand.  Some of her film credits include:  "Mulan", "Pocahontas", "Lilo and Stitch", "Star Wars", "Antz", "Shrek" and "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers", where she was  Senior Animator for the character, "Gollum". Currently, Patricia is doing development work on a new film project at Aardman Animations in the UK, and was appointed Adjunct Professor of Digital Arts in Computer Science at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.  She splits her time between teaching and fine art, in order to prepare work for upcoming exhibitions.  A featured artist for American Artist Magazine, she was interviewed for Winter 2008, and will be in the upcoming Spring 2014 edition discussing composition for painting.