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THINK BACK TO A MOMENT, A SCENE, A TIME THAT RESONATES PROFOUNDLY WITH YOU.
For me, every time I swish paints across a canvas, I’m trying to capture that sense of epiphany, however temporary it may have been.
I get those"I need to pause and take this in" moments while doing things like canoeing across a glass-smooth lake, watching light flirt with leaf membranes or standing to witness fog lift under a morning sun.
Many of the pieces I paint are from reference images I’ve shot. They represent little snippets of my days where I was struck by something magical and then was moved to try my best to preserve and honour that moment, first through photography, and then on canvas.
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I'd to paint for you!
One of my favourite parts about my time as an artist is when I get to work with clients to put to canvas special, captured moments, or honoured places. I doubt I'll ever take for granted how neat it is to witness or hear second hand about the first time a collector sees their new painting, especially when I've been entrusted to preserve in paints something of theirs that's precious.
Whether it's a scene for your own home, or as a surprise gift for a loved one, I would be thrilled to work with you.
Please see below for testimonials from some of my stellar clients, and if you'd like to discuss commissioning a painting, fill out the form below!
On my birthday I was surprised by my family with the most beautiful, captivating 16x20” acrylic painting of the family farm my grandfather built in the early 1900s.
Hannah was able to capture the feel of that magic place in the far north of Norway. A cold, wintery night, the milky way with all its stars splashed across the sky and the moon kissed mountain side.
You can feel the warmth in the light coming from the farm house.
Hannah also made me a few ornaments with the print of the painting that I gave to my siblings. They all treasured it and are in awe at what Hannah had been able to capture, the gift of a true artist.
I highly recommend Hannah to capture and paint something close to your heart for you.
I will definitely use her in the future!
— Anne Burwash
Hannah painted a photo taken on a trip of mine out in BC for my apartment when I was redecorating. It's a larger painting, at 4ft x 2ft, and came out incredible!
She worked with me throughout the entire journey; providing me photos along the way and consistently communicating different ideas and directions we could take the painting, without pushing me in any one way. This meant that despite this photo meaning a lot to me, I was never once concerned that it wouldn't turn out amazing.
I am absolutely thrilled by the result; it looks even better than the photo (thanks to her incredible eye for moody landscapes) and has quickly become the statement piece of my apartment.
I would 100% recommend anyone to take this journey with her, and I will be a customer in the future.
— Cameron Tora
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There was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to commission Hannah Michelle Studios to paint this Irish treasure. This beach meant a lot to my mother and to my family. My cousins in Ireland frequent Ballybunion beach as it is a refuge from their daily lives. A place where they can recharge and just enjoy life. My cousin would post pictures of their time there and it was a destination my mother only dreamed of seeing.
We were supposed to travel there together until she fell ill. The year after she passed away my sister and I travelled to Ireland with some of her ashes. We toured in our rental car seeing all the sites we would have with her. We met our cousins for the first time. All of this because my mother wanted to find her family in Ireland where her grandfather was born.
We visited this beach and it is spectacular! I left a little piece of my heart there.
Thank you Hannah for your amazing talent and bringing Ballybunion to life! Thank you also for your help with naming this work of art. ‘Sunset with Judy’ is a perfect name. Thank you!
— Elizabeth Tomlinson
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