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John Hannafin is a dreamer and impressionist oil painter who seeks to connect with his fellow beings and express life's beauty through uplifting colors, energetic brushstrokes and inspired artwork.

Growing up in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Hannafin has had a deep love for drawing and art from a very young age. Though he majored in economics and didn't think it was possible to be a professional artist, he learned to paint and pursued his passion full time after working in a cubicle, selling cubicles. While creating an art publishing business representing other artists, he developed his own personal style and eventually focussed whole heartedly on his art.

In 2007, Hannafin began an on-going project, *Art Across America*, where he travels around the country painting and filming national parks. His adventures and artwork have been featured on NBC, ABC, Fox News, Public Television and in several print publications. This evolved into several shows at the Chester County Historical Society, a hardcover book and DVD, a children's book, and extended creative journeys to Arizona, Florida, Ireland and Iceland.

The artist is also known for his unique interpretation of historic Chester County architecture, often twisting and turning his subjects to imbue them with a sense of spirit and character. Inspired by music, nature and many artists of the past and present, John Hannafin seeks to follow his heart and make meaningful, original and authentic creations that uplift, soothe and inspire others.

2007 *Art Across America*: A 10,000+ Mile Journey Painting National Parks
2009 *Arizona Art Adventure*: A Month on the Mountain of Wild Things
2009 *Ireland Art Tour*: A Creative Heritage Search
2010-2012 Florida Art Escapade

Solo Shows
2001 Space 12 Gallery; Boston, Ma
2007 Chester County Historical Society
2008 Chester County Historical Society
2008 Gallery @ ERA, West Chester, Pa
2008 The Lincoln Building, West Chester, Pa
2009 Faunbrook Estate, West Chester, Pa
2009 Visual Expansion Gallery, West Chester, Pa
2009 Chester County Art Association, Exton Mall, Pa
2009 Bala Gallery, West Chester, Pa
2009 The Warner Theatre Gallery, West Chester, Pa
2010 Chester County Historical Society
2010 The Lincoln Room
2011 Painters' Folly Gallery
2011 Other Colors Gallery
2011 Chester County Historical Society
2011 Dancing Crane Gallery- Bradenton, FL
2012 Ashby Fine Art Gallery- Sarasota, FL

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Fox News
HGTV "Dream Home" Display, NYC Grand Central Station
Public Television
A.M. Arizona
Chester County Radio
Main Line Today
Art Matters Magazine
West Chester Life Magazine
Art Business News
IMAGES of West Chester Magazine
Daily Local News
Kennett Paper
Chadds Ford Post
Journal Register
County Lines Magazine
PA Small Business Dev. Ctr. "Success Story"
Kutztown University Business Dept. Newsletter
West Chester Business Improvement District
Marble Falls (Texas) Highlander
Inspire Me Thursday.com
Lafayette College Magazine
The Philadelphia Examiner

*Art Across America* Book/DVD (available at Chester County Books, Chester County Historical Society & online)

Member, Chester County Art Association
Member, West Chester Chamber of Commerce
Healing Art Works

Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia, Pa. January 2010

Current Galleries and Displays
Studio Gallery of John Hannafin, West Chester, Pa
Chester County Historical Society
Visual Expansion Gallery, West Chester, Pa
Chadds Ford Gallery
Strodes Mill Gallery, West Chester, Pa
Chester County Art Association, Exton Mall, Pa
Gilmore's, West Chester, Pa
Side Bar & Restaurant
Pietro's, West Chester, Pa
Dilworthtown Inn