Hannah Thomas
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Hannah Thomas

ArtistBradford-on-Avon, UK
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Hannah Thomas

ArtistBradford-on-Avon, UK
About me
Hannah studied Art at the University of West of England, before deciding to work as a music photographer in London, where she was regularly published in music magazines, did commissioned portraits for rock bands and covered music festivals. She moved into painting in 2017 seeking greater artistic autonomy and an arena in which to be truly experimental. With full emotional energy placed upon every canvas, Hannah’s abstract paintings explore the state of restlessness, chaos and chance that life represents, and the challenges of retaining a sense of one’s own capability and autonomy in the face of this. With a process that is both intuitive and experimental, Hannah is free to explore the act of painting, creating absolutely in the moment. Each painting is borne from the previous and while it is not her specific purpose to pursue a signature style as she constantly evolves, it is clear to see her personal visual language extending through each canvas with recurring marks, symbols and colour palettes. The search for ‘personal meaning in the midst of the impersonal absurd’ (Worlds of Existentialism – Maurice Friedman)
Projects
  • BORDERLANDS - PHASE 2
    BORDERLANDS - PHASE 2Recent works out of the studio from the second phase of my Borderlands project. I will be moving on to my next project shortly, but taking a lot of elements with me from this one which has been hugely important to my development of my process and technique.
  • ARTIST TO WATCH '22
    ARTIST TO WATCH '22Selected by Art Connect as one of their Artists to Watch this year.
  • GRAND PRIZE WINNER
    GRAND PRIZE WINNERSo pleased to be one of three grand prize winners in this great competition. My work will be in the exhibition in New York at the end of April. My pieces 'Membrane' and 'Subterranean', from my current Borderlands series, were the selected paintings.
  • HARBINGER
    HARBINGEROne from my 'Borderlands' series. Acrylic on Canvas 155 x 155 cm
  • NEW SERIES OF PAINTINGS
    NEW SERIES OF PAINTINGSBORDERLANDS: This series will be an important project, providing the basis for submissions and applications for grants in the Spring, as well as the backbone of my booth at the Other Art Fair next year. It is a progression in terms of technique and presentation of ideas and I'm very excited about this body of work.
  • NEW STUDIO
    NEW STUDIOAm now resident in my new home studio in Bradford on Avon, very excited to be getting new works underway for my next painting project. �
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  • BEWARE OUR APPETITE
    BEWARE OUR APPETITEAcrylic on Canvas. /. 48 x 48 inches Very new work....beginning of my next phase of painting projects.
  • ILLUSION OF CONFUSION
    ILLUSION OF CONFUSION
Work history
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    ARTISTHANNAH THOMAS STUDIO
    Corsham, United KingdomFreelance
    I am a freelance artist/painter. I produce original paintings for exhibition and sale and also release prints for sale of selected works. I work mainly with acrylic paint and my style is best described as abstract, expressionist and experimental.
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    PHOTOGRAPHERHannah Thomas Photography
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    I worked as a freelance photographer in London, specialising mainly in music - live concerts, band portrait commissions, backstage documentary - but also did various fashion shoots and shots for modelling agencies and worked as a film stills photographer on several short films.
Skills
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Art
Education
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    BA(Hons) in History of Art and Visual Cultures 2:1University of the West of England
    Bristol, United Kingdom
Awards
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    ERA OF CHANGE - EXHIBITIONVISIONARY PROJECTS
    Selected with 58 other artists to be part of this group exhibition online. Hosted by Visionary Projects, the second of their exhibit series. I was also in the first one, 'Disrupting the Stillness'.
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    FINALIST - EMERGING ARTIST AWARD 2021CREATES GALLERY, MONMOUTH
    Finalist and included in the exhibition.
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