Hannah Shillito is a contemporary artist who has lived in Tokyo, New York, London, Cape Town, the Himalayas, Milan and now in Brighton, UK.
A native of the northwest of England, Hannah’s love of colour and maximalism is brash, honest and playful. Her distinctive personal style emanates joy and vibrancy with its punchy statements and attention-grabbing fluorescence.
Having worn many hats as a freelance writer and photographer, poet, children’s author and teacher, Hannah’s love of words and images is brought to life through contrasting and bold colours and compositions. The artist explains, “A picture tells a thousand words, but I like to condense those words and pack a punch.”
Growing up in a creative family, she was fascinated by her grandfather’s long-standing career as a photojournalist who told tales of his tours with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. She earned a Master of Arts at Glasgow University, studying History of Art alongside Literature and then went on to gain outstanding recognition for her Photography Diploma at Manchester College. Her lifelong love of learning and education is being fulfilled currently with her studies in digital art at Central St Martins, a coveted spot she has dreamed of since she was a little girl.
Shillito’s artwork is represented in numerous galleries in London, Glasgow, Ibiza and online with Stopwatch Gallery.
Her photographic images were included in the SeeMe global artistic community, with one projected onto a skyscraper in Manhattan and another – from her time backstage at a burlesque club in Milan – being exhibited digitally in Le Louvre.
She has also designed fabric for a fashion range of women’s clothes and accessories.