"I create art and surface pattern designs that are playful and make you smile."
"I collect images and objects and use them to make observational drawings to create the designs for the lino."
All of this preliminary work is crucial, work is done on paper which enables Hannah to stay connected to each image on it journey to becoming a printed image.
"I find lino a really engaging medium and it is almost addictive. Its tactile and responsive nature means that every mark made is going to have an impact on the final printed piece."
"I might see something and then feel the need to represent it in lino."
Hannah takes inspiration from the beauty of the North Yorkshire countryside, people, places, history and humour of Yorkshire, she creates art that is fun, playful and a vision to behold. Hannah brings to you her own collection of quirky and inspiring design so that you can adorn your home with individual designs that make you smile.
Hannah’s obsession with print and surface pattern design is something that is quite primal and has always had the ability to visualise what the end result will be.
"I always wanted to design surface pattern and textiles however life took me on a different route. It was Lino that opened the doors back to world of print making and surface pattern design again."
Hannah always does ‘artist’s proofs’ and then only prints in very short print runs, maximum of 10 currently. Hannah explains this as not wanting to be reliant on a few images and would rather be working on and thinking about new images all of the time. Hannah’s current work is focusing on surface pattern design in the form of wallpaper and fabric, and she has recently completed commissioned wallpaper for homes. Hannah believes that art and surface pattern design should be a part of everyday life and would love to work with larger companies to create bespoke home wares and furnishings. Her most recent commission is for 'PBS International' who deal with pollen bags for crops internationally, for their 2018 company calendar and marketing material. It has been a marriage of science and surface pattern design that has created phenomenal results that are incredibly striking.