Hannah Kirk is a faith-based artist. She expresses her faith in the form of art and uses her artwork to bless others.
She also uses her art as a form of therapy for her recovery from Mental Health Disorders.
Hannah’s previous collections have included birds, animals, landscapes, and mental health awareness abstracts.
Hannah was born in Epsom, Surrey, and was the first baby born in that hospital for the year 1985 (and was in the local newspaper!). She lived in Chessington, Surrey, until age 9 when she moved to Sandhurst in Berkshire. Still in the same town, she now lives with her husband and two daughters.
Hannah loved painting from a young age, but was diverted from pursuing a path as an artist by negative comments about her art; she gave up with art at the end of year 9. In 2015 she finally returned to her passion – Art – and has never been happier.
Hannah is a self taught artist and paints in acrylics, soft pastels and watercolours. She got back into art, when she turned 30. Her art started as a form as therapy for her, but she soon discovered that she was becoming recognised for her art and people started to ask to purchase her paintings. Hannah now works full-time in marketing, while pursuing her dream of becoming a full-time artist.
Since the beginning of 2018 Hannah has attended a few courses in an attempt to hone and develop her skills. Hannah's ethos is that learning is a lifetime journey, so will continue to study and develop as an artist.
Hannah's faith is at the centre of all she does and this is evident in her artwork. Her artistic voice is developing so that she is recognisable as a faith-based and prophetic artist. Hannah has a heart for people on the margins - perhaps because she fits that herself - and advocates for social justice, mental health awareness, the LGBTQI+ community and those with different abilities. She is also a keen supporter of Yeldall Manor - a Christian Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation centre for men - and even shaved her hair to raise money for them. She also has a heart for homeless and other marginalised groups within society.
I’m going to spend a little time taking you through my artist timeline – spanning home, school and through to adulthood. It’s important to me that you get to know me, because trust is important when considering to invest in art.
I hope that you have appreciated me showing you my artist story, so far - spanning home, school and through to adulthood.
Teach me, Lord, what you want me to do, and I will obey you faithfully; teach me to serve you with complete devotion. (Psalms 86:11 GNT)
So, why do I make art? Art, for me, is not just a hobby or a job. It is part of who I am. I have to make art for my own well-being; I was created to be creative. I also make art to bless others. I mostly do this by painting, for free, for people while sat at a local coffee shop called Pistachios.
Art – performing arts, visual art, music, and creative writing – connects us in a powerful way. It’s true that art, any art, is subjective. Not everyone will like every form, or expression, of art. That’s also true for my art. Not everyone will connect with it, and that’s OK.
If you do connect with my art, what is it that you like? How does it make you feel? Does it remind you of something or someone?
I have faith that God has blessed me with a gift of visual arts. So, on that basis I’d like to bless others by sharing my art with the world.
As a prophetic/faith-based artist, I believe that my main purpose in my life is to: reveal God’s presence, give glory to God, reveal God’s love to everyone, for the use of healing and awakening, and as a blessing to others. When painting my mental health awareness pieces and prophetic art pieces I see it as a powerful tool, used by God, to help pull down strongholds, break chains, and allow Gods light to shine in the darkness. Art has the power to connect us with our Creator. That’s why I paint a lot of paintings based on His creation – landscapes, seascapes, animals (sky, land, and sea), and people.
I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse into ‘why do I make art’, and also what I make.
If you have any further questions please drop a comment below.
I successfully completed SOAP Level 1 in December 2019. There were 12 sessions where I learned a variety of painting techniques.
I successfully completed SOAP Level 2 in February 2020. There were 8 sessions where I learned a variety of painting techniques.
During this free workshop with Nicholas Wilton I learned about how to design a piece of artwork. He taught a variety of things and I have been putting everything I learned into practice in my latest pieces of work.
During this free workshop with Nicholas Wilton I learned about how to use value in a piece of artwork. He taught a variety of things and I have been putting everything I learned into practice in my latest pieces of work.
During this free workshop with Nicholas Wilton I learned about how to use and mix colours in a piece of artwork. He taught a variety of things and I have been putting everything I learned into practice in my latest pieces of work.
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