About Geoffrey Haun
“Using oils, watercolors and mixed media I paint from life as well as my imagination producing works that vary greatly in style and subject. They range from impressionistic landscapes to imaginary scenes inspired by dreams and visions. Some of my recent work is inspired by classical Asian art. Other recent work utilizes non-recyclable, non-biodegradable trash to create a painting surface that fools the eye into thinking it is seeing a natural material such as wood or stone.
I have been drawing and painting since childhood. My parents encouraged and supported my creativity enabling me to attend after school art programs and receive private lessons as well as introducing me to the works of many great artists and art traditions from around the world at a very young age. I attended the Williamsport Area High School where I was able to enroll in four art classes a week and in my senior year I became the Co-Editor of the school’s literary art magazine, The Cherry and White. After high school I studied fine arts at Boston University and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) in Boston. I received a full four-year Studio Arts scholarship from the latter. I have also received art training from the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, The Rudolf Steiner School in Natick, Massachusetts and Lycoming College
Currently I own and operate Ankleroot Studio which I started in 2007 in Williamsport Pennsylvania. Ankleroot Studio integrates my love of fine arts with the practice of Asian healing arts. Ankleroot consists of the studio where my artwork is created and the gallery where new works are displayed. The gallery also serves as a classroom where drawing and painting lessons are taught and where Yoga, Tai-chi and meditation classes take place. In back of the gallery I have my office and Amma massage practice. I believe art is essential for health. Art is like medicine for the soul enriching our lives with understanding, wonder and beauty.
My work has been shown several times in the Boston area and in San Francisco. Locally, my work has been exhibited at the Bullfrog Brewery, The Williamsport Frame Shop, Converge Gallery, Alabaster Cafe, Julie’s Coffee, the Community Arts Center and at the annual Way’s Garden show among others.
I am so grateful to my parents who always encouraged and helped me to become an artist. I’ve also been blessed with incredible teachers who helped open my eyes to and appreciate the beauty of life.”
Visit a Gallery holding many of his works for your viewing pleasure and for purchase, by clicking on the image of his painting entitled Winter Noon.