Living in Eastern Washington, Gaylen Hansen has been transforming the gentle landscape of the Palouse into tall tales and mythical quests through narrative painting for the last forty years. Using landscapes, animals, insects, and his alter ego, “the Kernal”, Hansen depicts a world that is “variously mysterious, dangerous, surprising and comical”. His amplified narratives are informed by his childhood in rural Utah, growing up in an adult world of farming and breaking horses and by his keen observations as an intuitive naturalist.