Working in primarily drawing and painting mediums, Alanna explores themes of emotion, mental patterns, and issues of personality and partnership. She uses imagery of nature, as well as color and surrealism to communicate these moods.
"I use an orderly method of drawing, crosshatching, to process feelings and situations that are tumultuous. I use color and movement, in the form of fluctuating ribbons, to evoke these emotions. I am especially interested in womens’ experience of cycles of emotion, and emotions that arise with change. Though the themes of the work deal with unrest, the texture and gentle gradations of the drawings, I hope, provide a sense of calm and understanding to the viewer."
Alanna Hernandez is an artist and illustrator living in midcoast Maine. She has previously lived in Colorado and on grew up on Cape Cod, in MA.
2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bachelor of Arts in Middle East Studies.
2019 Archipelago, The Island Institute Store, Rockland ME
2018 PLAY: ART INSPIRED BY CHILDRENS’ ART, juried exhibition, The Harlow Gallery,
2018 HEALING NATURE: HUMAN VISION, ART, & THE ENVIRONMENT, juried exhibtion,
Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
2017 December, Birdy Magazine, Denver, CO
2017 August, Birdy Magazine, Denver, CO
2017 July, Birdy Magazine, Denver, CO
2019-2020 Maine Department of Education, Harvest of the Month Project,