Hannah Ivory Baker is a self-taught artist living in North London. Her landscapes are however largely based around Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset, places she has visited frequently throughout her life.
There, she is often found sketching in a field, or sitting on cliff tops with a brush, gathering material for studio work. Hannah works from sketches, photographs and note-taking, absorbing as much of the environment and surroundings as possible, her work being inspired by the natural world, from the rugged Cornish coastline, to the serenity of the Somerset Levels.
Hannah works predominantly in oils, giving her the ability to create translucent washes or heavy texture. Working alla prima, wet on wet, Hannah paints the main features of the landscape, recording basic shapes, tone and light then develops the rest intuitively. Taking inspiration from the great English landscape artists of the past, she creates the light and reflection of the natural world.