Rye ST Anthony School for girls, Headington, Oxford 1978-1980
Milhamford School for girls, Mars ton, Mars ton rd, Oxford1980-1986
PHOTOGRAPHY Salisbury College of art, Southampton rd, Salisbury, Wilts 1986-1988
LIFE DRAWING Oxford polytechnic Oxford 1984-1986
Hannah graduated with a degree in photography in 1988 and set up a thriving business specialising in theatre portraits (with help from the Princes Trust). Sadly, at the age of 26, Hannah was struck down with a disabling illness that prevented her from continuing her photographic business. Due to the severe effects of narcolepsy and cataplexy she was forced to become registered disabled.
However, after battling with the illness and side effects for 6 years, Hannah was introduced to Creative Response, which was to become a major turning point in her life. Creative Response is an independent provider of arts related services for vulnerable people, working with those who experience mental and physical distress, alcohol and drug related problems, as well as those with special needs. It was through Creative Response that Hannah was introduced to the medium of oils, a medium that she has worked with ever since.
Hannah's early works were derived from sky studies, often inspired by her own photographic work on cloud formations. The study of clouds appealed for a number of reasons.
“I found it very therapeutic. It allowed me to translate images into abstract expressions of mood and feeling”.
This quality can be observed throughout her work. Her work displays a sensual quality, which itself is representative of her own experiences as a child.
“I like to incorporate the sensual quality of paint, which I first discovered as a child when I loved to touch my mother's paintings”.
Hannah entered her first ever oil painting into the established Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in April 2000, but unfortunately was rejected. However, to her delight, she was subsequently accepted into Not the Royal Academy Exhibition at the Llewellyn and Alexander Gallery in London.
Hannah's new works.
One thing you can not say about Hannah's work is that it is stagnant she is forever reinventing her work and experimenting with the canvas and the paints. Her latest works depict the beauty of nature and our earth mother. Hannah's own personal journey is portrayed with energetic, textured and aesthetic work that has so much movement it is calming. Even as a non Wiccan the work draws you in to another realm where things are balanced and beautiful.
Hannah's Nudes show a close cropped view of male and female torso. Interested in are judgment of people based on how they look, her viewpoint disconnects us; the body seems somehow different seen at such close quarters. Fascinated by beauty of the way skin covers bone, her work combines an attention to detail and a slight stylization as she interprets the surface of the body.
Hannah's spiritual paintings which were born from a deep meditation. Hannah had a stack of thirty canvases by her side and a stick of charcoal as she went into meditation the images and shapes came to her whilst her eyes were closed. One by one the outline of the paintings were produced. The amazing thing was that when Hannah came to paint them each separate picture when put against the wall all together actually made one huge painting. This then happened again with a further twenty Paintings. Hannah has also exhibited her work widely at:
Hannah has also exhibited at
The Llewellyn and Alexander Gallery, London 1999.
The Eagle House School, Crowthorne 1999.
The Mill in Grove 1999, 2000, 2001.
The Fairfax Art Centre Basingstoke 1999.
The Way over Yonder Barge Exhibition Guilford 2000.
The Creative Response Summer Exhibitions Farnham 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.
The St Mary's in the Castle Exhibition Hastings 2000, 2001, 2002.
The Jellied Legged Chicken Reading 2002, 2003.
Earthbound exhibition Farnham 2000.
The modern Painters Gallery Pangbourne 2003.
Yateley Industries Yateley 2003.
Frimley Park Hospital Camberley 2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,.
The Luscious Conceptions Windsor 2003-2005.
Marion Antiques 2004-2005.
The solo, Liss, Hants, 2001.
Open exhibition Liss,Hants, 2000.
Basingstoke Hospital 2003,2004,2005, 2006,2007,2008.
Seal Craft Shop, Manor Farm Craft Centre, Seal 2003.
Peter Thompson Art Gallery, Guildford, 2003,2007.
Earth, Wind, And Fire exhibition 2003.
The Businesses Ability, windalsham 2003.
Iconex exhibition Whitley's London 2003.
The Park House Dental surgery Bracknell 2004,2005,2006,2007,2008.
The Cornish Tea Rooms, Bracknell 2004,2005.
The Art Pool Gallery, Brighton 2004,2005,2006.
The Hexagon Theatre, Reading, Berks. 2004 twice in 2007.
The Wymford Arms Reading, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,
The Fisherman's Cottage Reading 2005-2006.
The Crystal Dragon Reading 2006-2007.
The Pit Stop Café Bagshot 2006 till further notice.
The Chambers Gallery London 2006.
Nutcotts Garden Centre Bagshot 2006.
The British legion, Farnborough, Hampshire 2006.
The Royal Surrey Hospital, Peter Thompson Gallery, Guildford, Surrey.2007.
Hannah has also exhibited at
The Llewellyn and Alexander Gallery, London 1999. The Eagle House School, Crowthorne 1999.The Mill in Grove 1999, 2000, 2001.The Fairfax Art Centre in Basingstoke 1999.The Way over Yonder Barge Exhibition Guilford 2000.The Creative Response Summer Exhibitions Farnham 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.The St Mary’s in the Castle Exhibition Hastings 2000, 2001, 2002.The Jellied Legged Chicken Reading 2002, 2003.Earthbound exhibition Farnham 2000.The modern Painters Gallery Pangbourne 2003.Yateley Industries Yateley 2003.Frimley Park Hospital Camberley 2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,.The Luscious Conceptions Windsor 2003-2005.Marion Antiques 2004-2005.The solo, Liss, Hants, 2001.Open exhibition Liss,Hants, 2000.Basingstoke Hospital 2003,2004,2005, 2006,2007,2008.Seal Craft Shop, Manor Farm Craft Centre, Seal 2003.Peter Thompson Art Gallery, Guildford, 2003,2007.Earth, Wind, And Fire exhibition 2003.The Businesses Ability, windalsham 2003.Iconex exhibition Whitley’s London 2003.The Park House Dental surgery Bracknell 2004,2005,2006,2007,2008.The Cornish Tea Rooms, Bracknell 2004,2005.The Art Pool Gallery, Brighton 2004,2005,2006. The Hexagon Theatre, Reading, Berks. 2004 twice in 2007.The Wymford Arms Reading, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, The Fisherman’s Cottage Reading 2005-2006.The Crystal Dragon Reading 2006-2007.The Pit Stop Café Bagshot 2006 till further notice. The Chambers Gallery London 2006.Nutcotts Garden Centre Bagshot 2006.The British legion, Farnborough, Hampshire 2006.The Royal Surrey Hospital, Peter Thompson Gallery, Guildford, Surrey.2007.Nordern Farm Art Centre Newbury, Artist eye,2007.Reading Museum, Reading, 2007.Henley Management College, Henley.2007. Since taking up painting in 1999, Hannah’s paintings have reached an international audience, with collectors throughout the world, including Great Britain, Germany, Italy, France, Holland, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Grand Cayman Islands, Portugal, Spain and the USA. Hannah feels that her painting techniques have changed over the past few years and now has widened her spectrum to include not just cloud formations, but abstract, landscapes and studies of the human form. Hannah has undertaken many commissions and in 2003 received a bursary grant from The Businesses Ability (Princes Trust) and from Fredrick’s Foundation to start a business as an independent artist. Hannah has also become a gold member of the Society for All Artist (S.A.A) and a member of Axis, (which is a website for information on visual arts) where Hannah has at present 15 visuals of her paintings web http://www.axisartists.org.uk.
Hannah’s websites are
Reading Museum Blakes Lock Reading Berks 4th July - 18th July 2008. Nordens Farm Arts Centre Newbury Berks 22nd July- 15th August 2008. The Arc Theatre Trowbridge Wilts 1st December 2008 - 31st January 2009.
The Llewellyn and Alexander Gallery, London 1999
The Eagle House School, Crowthorne 1999
The Mill, Grove 1999, 2000, 2001
The Fairfax Art Centre, Basingstoke 1999
The Way over Yonder Barge Exhibition, Guilford 2000
The Creative Response Summer Exhibitions, Farnham (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
The St Mary’s in the Castle Exhibition Hastings 2000, 2001, 2002
The Jellied Legged Chicken Reading 2002, 2003
Earthbound Exhibition two artist show Farnham 2000
The Modern Painters Gallery Pangbourne 2002, 2003
Yateley Industries, Yateley 2003
Frimley Park Hospital, Camberley 2003-2004
The Luscious Conceptions, Windsor 2003 till further notice
The Solo Exhibition, Liss 2001
Open Exhibition Liss 2000
Seal Craft Shop, Manor Farm Craft Centre, Seal 2003
Peter Thompson Art Gallery, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, 2003
North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke 2003 till further notice
Earth, Wind, And Fire Exhibition solo show 2003
The Businesses Ability, windalsham 2003
Iconex Exhibition Whitley’s London 2003
Marion’s Antiques and Design 2003 till further notice
The Cornish Tea Rooms, Bracknell 2004
The Art Pool Gallery, Brighton 2004
Surrey Downs Golf Course, Surrey 2004
The Hexagon Theatre, Reading 2004
Dentalign Bracknell, Camberley, Sandhurst, Wokingham 2004 till further notice
The Wynford Arms 2004 till further notice
The Prince of Wales
The Coach House
Marion’s Antiques and Design
The League of Frontiers Men
North Hants Boarders NHS
Surrey Hants Boarders NHS
Royal Surrey hospital
Frimley Park hospital
Surrey Hants CMT
Ian & Carol Grey 2001
Maggie Finnley 2001
Dr Kittler 2002
Dr Kate Bowman 2002
COMPERTIONS AND AWARDS
Rye St Anthony: Art award 1977
The Doomsday project 1986
The Princess Trust 1988
The Princess Trust 2000
Fredrick’s Foundation 2000
Acrylic Inks, Acrylics, Canvas, Coloured Pencil, Drawing, Fabric, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oil pastel, Oils, Pastels, Pen & Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Print, Varnishing, Watercolour
Abstract, Aircraft, Animals, Botanical Illustration, Buildings, Calligraphy, Cars & Trains, Cartoons, Colour Mixing, Copyright, Decorative Art, Expressionism, Fantasy, Figure, Flowers And Gardens, Illustration, Impressionism, Japanese Painting, Landscape, Life Drawing, Old Masters, Portrait, Seascapes and Water, Skies, Still Life, Surrealism, Townscapes, Trees and Foliage, Wild Flowers, Wildlife