He began his artistic career at the age of sixteen, at the Avni Art School in Tel-Aviv, where he graduated with honors. He continued his studies at the Tel-Chai School of Art in the Galilee region.
Ilan's artistic themes are based on Jewish subjects from the Bible, the Talmud, the Passover Haggada, the Kabbalah and the landscapes of Israel.
Since 1986 he developed a new style, which emphasizes the coloring and ambiance of the Mediterranean Sea. The unique layout of his original paintings is routed in his multi-layer technique, which allows him to tell a story with depth and gently guide you through his creations. Ilan uses vibrant colors, their glowing hues applied on figures inscribed in gold and silver, creating a dance of rounded forms and shapes. "I offer a path for you to walk in, there is no destiny, only depth". Ilan Hasson works in a variety of techniques such as water colors, gouache, acrylics, Japanese ink and enamels. He also incorporates the use of hand made paper in the paintings, which becomes an integral part of the original.