Hannah was approached at the end of 2019 by members of the committee at Salisbury Racecourse to produce a work that would hang in the new Paddock Bar, as part of a renovation project at the course. With a tight time frame, and a large scale ‘mural’ to fit a 6mx 1m space; this was a challenging project to undertake.
The work was all done in her studio in the Nadder Valley, surrounded by inspiration from previous race meetings, and sketchbooks filled with racehorses. The brief was for colour, dynamic energy, to capture the excitement of racing at Salisbury and create a focal point behind the bar of the smart new space at the racecourse.
Please get in touch if you are interested in seeing more work or commissioning Hannah to do a painting or drawing.
The four large panels, oil on board, were finished before the scheduled start to the season on April 26th, but sadly the onset of the global pandemic that brought the racing to a grinding halt has delayed the installation of the works.
She is excited to see the work in place and to celebrate the culmination of a rewarding liaison between artist and the team at Salisbury, which will hopefully be enjoyed by many for years to come, with the backdrop of racing resuming at the historic course.
THE FINISHED PANELS
PRIVATE COMMISSIONED WORKS
Hannah is currently working on private portrait commissions from her studio deep in the countryside, looking out over the Nadder Valley. This move is inspiring new work, of animal life and from the surrounding landscape.