Hannah Davies was born in 1980, in Cambridge. After completing her art foundation there, she moved to Cornwall, where she did a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Falmouth College of Arts, graduating in 2002. Since then, she has continued to paint in Cornwall, where she lives with her husband and two sons, exhibiting her work around the country.
Her oil paintings explore the theme of reflections. Hannah’s work creates a mysterious atmosphere by using transparent layers of oil paint, built up slowly so that each layer is still visible on the canvas.
On a glass surface, inside and outside are merged, mixing private and public spaces, and producing strange and surprising effects, where coffee cups and figures float through the sea and sky.
Images develop to the viewer only slowly, as if in a dream. Hannahs dreamlike reflections draw the eye in, mesmerizing in their simultaneous sense of movement and calming stillness.
All is in between.
The reflection holds all images in unison.
Hannah's pure love of drawing and process is shown in her "Light patches" . An exploratory technique of building up layers of light on a canvas. light filters through a window for a fleeting moment and is given a permanence in her drawing. A memory of a hazy impression, long forgotten.