Hannah was born in Cornwall in 1977. She studied art at a university in London where she gained skills in painting, life drawing, ceramics and print. But it is painting, particularly landscapes that continue to inspire her and are so suited to her brilliantly energetic brushstroke technique.
Hannah explains 'I grew up by the coast in Cornwall and spent my informative years in the South West of England. The amazing light, the huge and ever-changing skies and beautiful dramatic coastlines, became etched into memory. I became influenced by the abstract expressionists Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron and Ben Nicholson, whose work draws directly from experiences of a dramatic or calmness in nature and landscape. More recently I have found myself looking at the work of Turner with his amazing sense of light. I’m inspired by the patterns nature creates – the force of the elements against the landscape, and the art it creates by itself with erosion and decomposition against rock, sands, and man-made objects.'