Hi ya’ll! I’m Hannah…
I am a Bohemian, self taught artist born and raised in the Midwest. I live in a small country town in Wisconsin where the smell of sweet corn and cows make you feel at home.
I graduated high school when I was sixteen years old. In school, I would doodle on anything I could get my hands on. Little did I know that those insignificant doodles would someday turn into murals and illustrations people would pay for.
While still in school, I started working a costumer service job at an art store. Since then, I have been hired as an illustrator and designer for an online stamping and papercrafting company, started my college degree in Sign Language Interpreting, began teaching watercolor classes, started volunteering at a non-profit horse farm, leased my very own Subaru Impreza that I named Harold, was diagnosed with a chronic lung disease, got married to my best friend Jesse, moved in to a 15 acre horse ranch, and launched my own business and LLC.
I also do my own fashion illustrations. There are so many companies out there that sell clothes, but most of them are sleazy and designed for only a few sizes. I like designing clothes that anyone could wear and feel comfortable in. Maybe someday those paper designs could become actual clothes.
I work with many different mediums, but my favorites have to be watercolor and ink. Black ink is limited by its lack of color, but I find that limitation challenging. It forces the artist to go deep and create with intensity and imagination. I design in a modern, minimal style with pops of color here and there.
I am also an avid writer. I have completed two books throughout the years, and I am working on another one. My favorite definition of a writer is: “an artist of the written word”. You can be an artist in many forms, not just with a paintbrush and canvas. In my opinion…
AN ARTIST IS ANYONE WHO IS ABLE, THROUGH VIRTUE OF IMAGINATION, TO CREATE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL WITH THEIR WORK.
ART IS FREEDOM AND EXPRESSION, IN EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE.
I have an addiction to popcorn, art, horses, scrunchies and all things related to my favorite country: China. I love starry nights and colorful sunsets, Mulan, campfires, chickens, flowers, the Spicy Deluxe Sandwich from Chic-fil-a, and Granger Smith songs. I also have a random obsession with granola. Ya’ll probably never heard that one before.
Thank you all for sharing in my artistic journey with me. Perhaps you will learn something from my crazy, scattered mind.