After a career in advertising as Partner and Creative Director at The Martin Agency,
Hal Tench returned to painting full time in 2016.
Exploring a range of motifs, he stays close to the formal disciplines relevant to painting from life. An appreciation for shallow to flat surfaces, negative space, and functional color drives his work. As does a respect for economy of means.
His work has been awarded and or exhibited by Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts, Penninsula Fine Arts Museum, The Muscarella Museum, The Chrysler Museum, Christopher Newport College, and Washington and Lee University.