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 Hannah Forward 

Hannah studied graphic design

at Brighton University, graduating in 2006. She

then went on to become an illustrator, creating work

for clients such as The Guardian and The Finnish Refugee Council. She now works primarily as a printmaker in her Hove-based studio, specialising in multi-layered, colour linocut prints.

Hannah's work captures the everyday social events in modern life that often go unrecorded in contemporary art. Taking photographs as a starting point, or drawing purely from memory, she creates the compositions using coloured pens and pencils. She then transfers them onto blocks of lino which she then carves using linocut tools. Individual blocks are then printed separately, each a different colour layer that builds up and reveals the

final image.

Hannah: "There's something about the physical effort, yet meditative slowness of relief printmaking that really appeals to me. To capture something of the feeling of living in the time we live in now by taking

a really close look at what we spend our social time doing, and quietly brooding over these events using paint brushes and pencils and ink, this holds a real fascination for me."