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About Artist Hannah Thomas

I create abstract work using a variety of processes, not an abstraction of external reality so much as an internal one.

I respond to and seek to evoke a strong sense of atmosphere and energy, a feeling of the strange and familiar converging. I try to remain emotionally truthful and create work that whilst having a darker edge, still maintains a feeling of beauty.

My work often seems to not quite fit into standard categorisations. This applies in particular to my Rebel Visions project, which was certainly a challenge when it came to submissions of any kind, being neither really a painting nor digital art. 

I guess ultimately it’s an expression of what it feels like to be in the world, dark and light, always moving, chaotic, beautiful and often slightly surreal.

About:

I did an Arts degree at University of the West of England and went on to be a music photographer working in London for 10 years, regularly shooting for music publications, bands and working as part of film crews and tours. I made a decision to move on from that to pursue more personal work and break new ground artistically.

In what seemed a natural progression, I began working with paint and mixed media. This resulted in the Rebel Visions Project, which combines the pleasure of painting and the control of digital processes. I recently had a solo exhibition at Green Rooms Hotel in London which featured pieces from this project.

This project is ongoing, but i am now also working on a series of large original works, mixed media on board which are evolving into something quite different, grittier and more cathartic work which is very exciting. These will be released soon.

Based in studio in Wales until Autumn 2019.

Awards/Exhibitions/Publication

  • Solo exhibition in Green Rooms Hotel, London May 10th - July 13th 2019. Work from Rebel Visions project.

  • Finalist in Association of Photographers (AOP) Open Award 2015.

  • Part of Association of Photographers (AOP) Awards Finalists Exhibition, London 2015.

  • Selected to exhibit in 'Live Energy' exhibition in Soho, London 2015. (Concert Photography)

  • Winner of 'Best Concert Photo 2009' Prefix Magazine.

    Have had work published in music magazines such as Disorder, Clash, Metalhammer, NME, Rocksound and Big Cheese.

    Also stills photographer for Dark Box Productions - Official Film Crew for Bloodstock Open Air Festival.


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