South American Airline Chicago
Hannah was commissioned recently by a south American airline to illustrate Chicago in her style. She came up with this!
A retro bright/ bold detailed illustration capturing all the interesting architecture of the city.
Swami Saradananda Cleansing Power of Yoga
Hannah has been working closely with Watkings publishing to illustrate Swami Saradananda latest book. She has worked on a series of Swami’s books and was thrilled to be asked to illustrate the latest. Hannah was captivated by the themas for each chapter. She worked very closely with the Author to get this right. Each chapter delves deeply into a particular sense. She worked with inks, watercolours and mix media to create mood and atmosphere.
Talbots breast cancer awareness
We were delighted to see three of our female illustrators join forces with Talbot to help create a unique collection that features five limited-edition, one-of-a-kind scarves created by internationally renowned female artists. 20% of net proceeds benefit National Breast Cancer Foundation.
We spoke to the three illustrators about the influences and inspiration behind their scarf design.
Hannah Davies who combines pattern designs and illustration to create new and unique works of art, tells us,
“I was inspired by the strength of all women who struggle with breast cancer, and the constant show of support from friends and family near and far. The lioness is a symbol of courage, reminding us that together we can beat this disease.”
Hannah’s inspiration for the scarf design was taken from personal experiences in her life. She understands the struggles that women go though with breast cancer and the importance of coming together in times of need. In the illustration the hands represent support from family and friends and also togetherness when individuals need this most. The lioness is a symbol of strength and courage. It’s there to remind us this illness can be beaten though determination and positivity. Hannah hoped the scarf would spread courage and happiness.
HM joins forces to celebrate Diwali 2018
Hannah’s highly decorative illustrations were recently used by HM to feature across their site and in their stores as part of their advertising campaign for the Indian Dwali festival.
Diwali or Dipavali is the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance”.
Hannah’s bright and vivid illustrations were also brought to life in a stunning animation which you can see in her portfolio.
Waitrose festive packaging
As the festive season draws closer and the shops begin to fill with seasonal goodies be sure to visit Waitrose and stock up on these delights.
Drawing design inspiration from Scandinavian Christmases, Hannah’s delicate and simple line illustrations, which were hand drawn in ink and collaborated with photography, can be found on an array of items from Christmas food gifts such as chocolate truffles and fruited panettone to beautifully scented handwashes.
Thomas Sabo Chakra Collection
The store in South Molton Street, London was host to an evening of celebration and where Hannah’s work for this new collection could be seen. Her nature inspired patterned artwork represents the new Chakra collection and has been used across all the promotion and as a backdrop projection on the night. She says “The opening was a chance for me to see the illustration in large scale and also meet Mr Sabo and the lovely team I have been creating this illustration for.”
Vogue Japan Horoscopes
The Horoscope special illustrated gracefully by Hannah asks ‘Who’s Your Angel?’ and is packed with owls and cats, insects and birds, with a central feather clad figure – calm and serene.
Hong Kong Christmas Display
Hannah’s spectacular creations were transformed into Christmas decorations for the lighting show in Victoria Harbour where she was invited to be a part of the opening ceremony and interviewed about her work and inspiration. The event included a colouring session for school children and youth groups – where Hannah could collaborate with young artists from across the world. She says “The inspiration for the lighting installation was the imaginative stories told to me as a child. I delved into my childhood memories of Christmas tales and discovered many magical adventures with reindeers . My grandmother used to tell me stories about reindeers flying though the sky spreading love, peace and hope at Christmas . I was also inspired greatly by detailed Christmas patterns. Decorative, dreamy fine lines. I looked into microscopic patterns of snowflakes and used this in my mural to create a beautiful scene.” Hannah was thrilled to be asked to create the artwork and showcase her work in a fantastic location, she continues “I really hope to inspire everyone at Christmas to spread love and peace all over the world. It’s been a pleasure visiting Hong Kong, the hospitality has been outstanding and everybody is so friendly. The experience has helped me develop as an artist. Hong Kong has given me so much inspiration for future design projects. Thank you Hong Kong!” The display is showing until January 3rd.
Sanctuary Let Go
The Sanctuary’s research has shown that 6 out of 10 women feel they are not getting enough ‘me time’ which brought about their ‘Colour Yourself Calm’ campaign to encourage women to let go and take time out. Commissioned by Southpaw Agency, Hannah has created two ornate colouring-in ads and a candle box design for the brand, in her organic nature inspired lines. When the customer spends over £11 online at The Sanctuary, they receive a free candle packaged in a box which they can colour in.
Bluewater Shopping centre
Representing the Bluewater Shopping Centre for the next few months is Hannah Davies’s intricate web of detailed drawings. Summing up all that is available at the popular shopping centre, the illustration is being used on their Facebook page cover photo, their website, a mobile banner, a mall guide and a gatehouse banner.
3D Colouring Book New York
This 3d New York colouring book is being published this month, hooray! This was a great chance as an artist to delve into the quirky streets of New York and also put my own stamp and creative flair into the book. It’s been a pleasure researching all the different locations as I have keen passion for travel and exploring the world. Architecture is a great inspiration to me.
The book provides you with your own 3D glasses and a colour chart. This colour chart explains when you used particular colours next to each other this will create a fantastic 3D effect!
Warmer colours jump off the page and cooler colours merge into the page this way you can create and control your own 3d effect, Happy Colouring!
Mudras For modern life
Hannah Davies works artistic wonders for the health and wellbeing book ‘Mudras for Modern Life’.
Commissioned by Watkins publishing, Hannah produced six chapter opening illustrations and cover art for the book which aims to relieve stress, anxiety and fatigue, increase creativity and inner strength, all through using hand gestures in yoga. Hannah says “It was extremely important to capture the right emotion for every chapter to inspire the reader. I feel like I really had a chance to show my true style in this book by combining water-colours and my layered textiles papers with intricate hand drawn design . I was left to my own devises to create a true representation of each Mudra. It was a pleasure working with Watkins publishing and a joy to make this fantastic book come alive with my vibrant illustrations.”
Womens Weekly The Man with the Healing Hands
Using watercolours, inks, textured paper and pencils, Hannah’s beautiful designs and patterns for this commission encapsulate the spiritual mood of the short story. She says “…this was an absolute pleasure, I had free range to use my imagination and structure my own brief and go wild with colour and pattern, capturing the story in a dreamy sense.” The magazine is out now.
Fiat Fiat 500 Valentines Weekend
Fiat 500 with doodles and patterns for a Valentine’s Weekend campaign.
Working with Krow Communications, Hannah has used her black lines to create an ornate design on the exterior of the car and used on mail-outs to customers this weekend. Hannah’s inspiration came from cafe culture, travel and love, and allows the recipient to colour in the car and purchase a fiat 500 this weekend in any colour of the range for free.
Nippon Paint global artists for a subway art exhibition
A subway painting exhibition called “Fresh Beginning for Love” presented by Nippon Paint, the leading paint brand, has been on tour in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou since June 1, with the aim of turning common subway stations into a colorful art gallery.
For this exhibition, 32 artists and illustrators around the world were invited by Nippon Paint to create artworks with the theme of love. All the paintings were created using Nippon Paint’s environmentally friendly coatings. Under the illumination of lamplight, the artworks take on an especially vivid appearance. The 32 works will be exhibited in the biggest subway stations in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in turn and be rotated regularly. In this way, Nippon Paint brings a special visual feast to the subway stations in a way that allows commuters to enjoy the paintings in a fresh environment.
After touring the three cities, the 32 artworks will be sold at a charity bazaar at the end of this year. All the funds will be used for “Colour, Way of Love,” the charity platform of Nippon Paint China for Hope Project Schools, and to improve the teaching environment as well as art education.
Nippon Paint hopes that this philanthropic subway exhibition will inspire people who love beauty to look at their surroundings with fresh eyes and to fill their lives with colour.
June, July, August and September I will be exhibiting my work in the underground stations of, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing!!!!!!!
Promoting a paint company called Nippon Paint
Large scale. The theme of the event is love and pain, this is what i came up with!
Power of breath book cover
Power of breath is published January 2017. A cover for a beautiful book all about inner balance, health and harmony. So excited to show you all this cover, as you can see I was left to my own devices and let loose with pattern, shapes and watercolours. This topic is somthing I feel extramy strong about. It’s important to stay healthy inside and out. A great read by the amazing Swami Saradanamda.
Advance Nutrition Program package illustration
Hannah Davies’ decorative lines illustrate the packaging for Advance Nutrition Program IIAA.
The new packaging creates awareness of the natural ingredients of the supplements with Hannah’s line drawings of nature inspired swirls. The client has also created a paper cut-out of Hannah’s artwork.
Conde Nast Traveller Magazine
Hannah’s intricate piece is for a story in the magazine about sex and travel in Mumbai, India. Featured in their June/July issue it’s a beautifully crafted line illustration suggestive of the architecture, the mountains, the sun and moon and tactile pleasures.
20 Years of Viagra Front cover
Hannah Davies draws a patterned Sildenafil structure for the front cover of The Pharmaceutical Journal.
Hannah was commissioned to create a small rhombus ink and watercolour pattern for the feature on Sildenafil (Viagra). The article discusses the evolution of the drug which has been on the market for twenty years and treated over 64 million men worldwide; it may soon be classified as a pharmacy medicine in the UK.
25 Years of the National Lottery Decorative Map
The National Lottery in Wales celebrate their birthday with a decorative map by Hannah Davies.
Last week was the 25th birthday of the UK’s Lottery and saw South Wales Life Magazine feature a piece on how the investment from the draw has changed the area for the better with £457 million awarded to more than 7,700 good causes. Hannah’s artwork; a unique map of Wales featuring 14 of the most iconic landmarks funded over the last 25 years was proudly on display at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff – one of the iconic locations featured.
The Magical Nordic Tarot decorative illustrations
Hannah Davies’ stunning decorative illustrations adorn the latest tarot deck from Jayne Wallace.
Jayne Wallace and her Psychic Sisters who have been within Selfridges London for over 14 years recently commissioned Hannah to create this exciting new tarot deck, inspired by by old Nordic myths and folklore, from images of symbolic animals (like wolves and bears), to depictions of the Northern Lights and Nordic Tree of Life, The Magical Nordic Tarot is filled with powerful imagery.
Grange Hospital Mural
Hannah Davies designs a spectacular mural for the new Grange Hospital in Cwmbran Wales.
Working in line and black ink, Hannah has created beautiful landscapes inspired by the area of Cwmbran for the interior of its new hospital. Hannah visited the area to get a feel for the town and travelled by car and foot taking pictures and sketching. She explains, “I took a keen interest in the architecture in the town, the shapes, patterns and textures. I loved the 60s urban architecture, explored this in depth and wanted to capture the detail and depth of the community and life in Cwmbran. I liked the fact that I could portray a town in a playful manner using lines and textures so played around and experimented with angles, locations and perspectives, exploring surfaces as well as structure. The illustrations are hand drawn in black ink with a Staedtler pigment liner 0.05 – 0.5.” Now displayed in the hospital, the art gives the interior a sense of the outdoors and all the town has to offer and enjoy, embellished by Hannah’s design skills incorporating patterns and swirls.
Debenhams for Mathew Williamson • Michael O’Mara Books Limited • Buster Books • Mr Jones watches • Logitech • Computer Arts • Usborne Publishing • Oxford University Press • Disney • F&W media • Black dog Creative • Thomas Sabo • Sanctuary Spa • Fiat • Vogue Japan • Watkins publishing • Bloomsbury • Red magazine • Quintet Publishing • Nippon paint • 23 Red • Hallmark • The London Magazine • Bluewater shopping centre • Waitrose • IIAA • Pharmaceutical Journal • Conde Nast Traveller Magazine • Netflix • Frese & Woffe
New Designer Year One Award 2010
Taliesin • Plas Glyn-Y-Wedd • Gower Gallery • No47 Narbeth • Cobbles kitchen and Deli • Eden jewellery and Fashion