EDUCATION 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 polytechni
COMPERTIONS AND AWARDS Rye St Anthony: Art award 1977 The Doomsday project 1986 The Princess Trust 1988 The Princess Trust 2000 Fredrick
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.