Saturday, May 20, 2006
25 to Watch in 2005
Age: “Over 21” Artist Worcester
A true landscape gardener by day (not just some guy who pushes a lawnmower), Hartmann designs gardens filled with plantings, ponds and sculpture. By night, he’s an artist, the occupation he loves most. Largely self-taught, he paints portraits with oils on Masonite in a free, loose “Outsider” style from Polaroids that he’s taken of friends and folks everywhere. So be on the lookout for him, you just might be in his next painting. Hartmann’s only been in town two years. However, he’s already shown at ARTSWorcester and the Art Well, and he’s had four of his “garish” paintings accepted to the national juried show that opens January 7 at the MPG Contemporary Gallery in Boston.
(reprinted from the January 2005 issue of The Pulse)