Here at épanoui, we’re proud to stock the work of artisans and makers from both near and far. Last month we were very excited to introduce the work of local artist, Hannah Carvell to our shop and studio. Featuring bold blocks of colours, sausage dogs, quirky statements and GLITTER (yes, GLITTER), Hannah’s screen-prints and illustrations are a must-have pop of all things wonderful (much like the artist herself).
As Hannah’s first stockist (eeeeee!) we asked her to share a little about her world with us as our August Meet the Maker. So, kick your feet up, find a sausage dog to cuddle and enjoy...
Can you offer us a little glimpse into your daily routine?
When it’s not the summer holidays, I get the kids to school, walk my dogs and then I spend the day in my home studio either sketching or printing until it’s time for school run again.
What made you start your creative business?
I did a Fine Art painting degree what feels like many years ago, followed by a totally unrelated career in London. I then given up work to be a full-time mum of two. It just felt like the right time to try and get my own business off the ground now that my youngest has started school. I want to do all the mum stuff and I absolutely love being in my studio creating the prints and illustrations so, the plan is that this means I can do both!
Do you have any exciting projects in the pipeline?
I always seem to have a million ideas on the go, my next step really has to be launching my website though, fingers crossed any day now, watch this space!
Now for a few quick-fire questions...
Happiness is… Dogs, especially sausage dogs!
The song to get me on the dance floor is…Total Eclipse of the Heart
I’m most proud of…I was pretty excited to get selected for Print Club London’s annual exhibition last year
My dream dinner guests would be (dead or alive)… Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead), Freddy Mercury, Dolly Parton, Elton John, David Hockney and Taylor Swift.
I’d be lost without… Minnie Moomin, my fat spotty sausage dog, and fake tan!
If I could tell my younger self one thing it would be…Stop trying to get brown in the sun it’s NEVER going to happen.
Hannah’s screen-prints and illustrations are available in-store only.
Website coming soon: www.hannahcarvell.com