Born in Cornwall in 1977, Hannah grew up in a creative environment and painted from a very young age. She moved to London at 18 to study art at university where she studied a mixture of skills; painting, life drawing, ceramics, and print, geared towards commissions for contemporary spaces.
Since graduating Hannah has focused on painting. The coastline of Cornwall has always been her inspiration, the amazing light, the huge and ever changing skies and beautiful dramatic coastlines, she has always greatly admired the Cornish abstract impressionists, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron and Ben Nicholson, whose work draws directly from experiences of a dramatic or calmness in nature and landscape.
Her work is rarely an actual place, instead she hopes to build an atmosphere in a painting which draws you in and allows you to imagine yourself there, stood on a cliff, a beach or behind the dunes, exposed to the elements and the unpredictability of nature. Her paintings are more about the light and the feelings a place can evoke in the viewer, the emotions that a memory of a place and time can stir within. A memory of thoughts and feelings within a landscape, often a special and private moment, where the vastness and beauty of the landscape around you brings a sense of perspective, clarity and calm .