Recently I decided to step out and fulfil my lifelong desire to be an artist. A long career in nursing has now turned into a life with a beautiful studio and lots of unknowns! I have always been a painter, I attended Art College for three years specialising in Graphic design. My passion is for drawing, colour, pattern, quirky illustration, storytelling, embroidery, knitting, crochet, doll making and much more!
Hannah Lamb is an acclaimed textile artist whose work has been exhibited nationally. She has a studio at The Butterfly Rooms in Saltaire, which she’ll be opening to visitors during the weekend as part of our Made in Saltaire Open Houses. Hannah is also running workshop during Saltaire Arts Trail – places must be booked.
My past life as an artist, theatre and filmmaker in forms the way I think and feel, and the way I create my work. Inspired by the great painters and their use of light, I will work with you to create photographic portraits and landscapes that have a painterly quality, and that wouldn’t be out of place on the walls of a gallery but would also look superb on the walls of your home. This will appeal particularly to those of you who adore the fine art look. In fact, these portraits have been described as ‘heirloom portraits’ – and it is their very timelessness that will ensure your portrait becomes a treasure to hand down to future generations.
Over the past twenty years my work has been concerned with landscape. I am particularly curious about the unconscious processes that package perception. The allotment series was created as a reaction to my move to Bradford from the Yorkshire Dales. I became aware of the contrast of ideas that are imposed upon the two different types of landscape. I had spent time living within this rural landscape , working in the quarries, factories, paper mills and other ‘blots on the landscape’ that were seen as marring the tranquil aspect. I was aware that visitors arrived with many assumptions and expectations.