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Illustrative paintings and lino cut prints

Hannah Forward is a printmaker and painter living in Hove, UK. She studied for a BA in Graphic Design at Brighton University UK from 2003 - 2006. She went on to work as an illustrator creating editorial work for magazines and newspapers such as The Guardian. In 2013 she took a short course in relief printmaking and has been hooked ever since.

In 2018 Hannah's linocut print ‘Cassette Tapes’ was selected as part of that years Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, curated by Grayson Perry. She was also one of three artists filmed for the BBC documentary program about the exhibition that year. She was selected again in 2019 with her ‘Cameras’ linocut print.

Hannah has slowly been developing a love for creating small, esoteric, intimate paintings alongside her work as a printmaker. Inspired by cinema and film photography, she paints with acrylic on smooth wood and manages to capture a warm, nostalgic, at times slightly sinister feeling even in the smallest of her works.


Hannah’s paintings have been described as: "An ongoing series of small, precious paintings, with many of the details skipped over. Like postcards from a dream, they leave it for the viewer's imagination to finish the story."

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