Hannah studied illustration at Brighton University, graduating in 2010. She now lives in the South West, not too far from her family on the Quantock Hills, Somerset.
Hannah’s illustrations are created through an unique process, beginning with pencil sketches that are traced and each tiny shape or segment hand-cut into a stencil. She then uses vibrant inks to fill the shapes with texture and colour, digitalises the elements and rearranges them into a final composition. This process allows her to create highly textured illustrations, capturing the look and feel of natural objects and landscapes, in a distinctive colour palette.
Hannah is always inspired by the natural world, growing things and history. Her work is peppered with facts, wordplay and ideas, particularly in her non-fiction illustration. Hannah collects unusual non-fiction books from second-hand bookshops, especially the Puffin Picture Books and identification guides to all sorts of things from aquarium fishes and rock-types to British flora, which she endeavours to make use of on walks in the countryside and wanders around the city.