HANK PULKOWSKI is an award-winning watercolor painter who lives and works in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. While he dabbled in art periodically over the past 40 years or more, he only began painting watercolors seriously in 2004, although he has been a serious photographer for over 30 years. Most of Hank’s paintings are derived from his photographs. Mostly self-taught as a watercolorist, Hank’s paintings have been juried into and appeared in numerous shows and exhibitions both in Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
Hank is a Signature Member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. He was featured in the October 2014 issue of PROFESSIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE, and the February-March 2016 issue of INTERNATIONAL ARTIST magazine.
“I would characterize my current painting style as mostly representational, existing somewhere between the abstract and the realistic; not purely impressionistic but not at all photo-realistic. More specifically, the up-close detail of a representational painting may appear impressionistic, or even abstract, but when viewed from an appropriate distance, the painting takes on a sense of reality.
“Above all, I suppose, representational art is about the suggestion of detail, not the recording of detail. Being both a photographer and a painter, I am always conscious of the fact that the camera records, while the artist suggests.”