Hannah Fox is a Melbourne based visual artist predominantly working in painting. Hannah works in gestural mark-making activity with well-honed expressive instincts to colour, layering and composition.
As a finalist in many national prizes, Hannah also exhibits her work regularly and is often commissioned for various projects and collaborations. Her paintings are held in private collections throughout Australia and overseas.
Hannah’s artwork is often seen within the interior design and architecture spheres. Her art has featured in numerous print publications such as Belle Magazine, Real Living, Home Beautiful and Fête Press as well being profiled online such as The Design Files and Daily Imprint.
TDC - Tell us about your Art. What inspires you?
My paintings are an abstract interpretation of what the land presents… leaves that scatter the bush floor, twigs that lie in patches, peeling bark on tree trunks, the dappled sunlit earth, a horizon etched out from the sky. The collective inspiration for my artwork is the allure of the nature, the subtleties of the landscape and what is overlooked in the everyday. I respond to the natural world and draw upon remembered places and images create new visual experiences. Rather than depicting the physical truth of a landscape, I aim to express its essence.
TDC - What sets your style apart?
As an artist I create original artwork. No two are ever the same. My paintings are a unique representation of my surroundings and my observations.
I enable the paint surface to dictate, bringing a touch of the unexpected. I seek a certain amount of unity in the finished pieces, yet I explore an intuitive process to painting and allow for an element of serendipity.
TDC - What design ethos do you live by?
Buy well, buy once, buy local.
Create with heart and put the ‘you’ into your work.
TDC – Out of all your artworks, what's your favourite piece and why?
I am always seeking to take my work in new directions. So I would say my favourite piece is always the current one…and then when I finish that, it is the next one…the one that is full of possibility!
TDC - What plans do you have for the future?
2018 brings new art and design collaborations and a new solo exhibition in Sydney. In the future I am keen to partake in an overseas artist residency program. Preferably Italy!