Gaylen Hansen: Three Decades Of Painting
by Keith Wells
Gaylen Hansen, recognized for several decades as one of the most amusing, intriguing, and challenging artists of the Northwest, is the subject of this lavishly illustrated volume. In the company of magpies, wolf-dogs that carry chunks of the moon in their jaws, gargantuan grasshoppers, monstrous trout, and flagrant tulips, Hansen's quixotic alter ego "The Kernal" populates the artists' mad and slightly ominous Palouse landscapes. Underlying all of these comic dramas is the work of a consummately skilled painter, unrelenting well into his eighth decade.