Portrait of Jessica Hanson

Oil Portrait of Jessica Hanson

Jessica Hanson

The daughter of my close friends, Josephine and Steve Ristau Hanson, graduated from high school in the spring of 2011.  Jessica is an accomplished young woman, who plays both piano and viola, writes creatively, knits, rows, and is addicted to reading.  She is now attending my (as well as Josie’s and Steve’s) Alma Mater, St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.  I did this portrait of her as a surprise gift before her Graduation Recital and Dinner on June 18.  It gratified me enormously how much they all liked it.

Here are some actual photos of the occasion

Steve Hanson, Jessica Hanson, Josephine Ristau

Jessica and her proud parents


Jessica Hanson with her mother's family

The Ristau Clan, Jess Slaek and Marie Pauls