My recent work in oil paint is an attempt to accurately convey emotional experiences through veils of colour and tone. My own perceptions, visual understandings and memories can be incorporated into the work which is the antithesis of other mediums such as traditional photography in which the aim is often to create sharp images of an objective, external reality.
In working with layers of un-naturalistic colour, contrasting marks and textures, I am able to combine figurative, abstract and illustrative elements to represent the seen, the remembered and the imagined.
Having experienced severe illness over the last few years, although I always start out with the intention of creating work that is uplifting, there is inevitably a sense of sadness in my work sometimes evidenced by my use of cool and heightened colour combinations and the demeanour of figures in a veiled setting.
To see more by Hannah, you can go to her page from the Re Collections exhibition here.