At first he painted abstracts.
Hannah’s goal was to “elicit emotions
or feelings” from his audience
“without guiding them.”
“Once I became comfortable with
that, my illustrator side came out,”
he says. Hannah started adding lines
to his works. “They guide our eyes
where to go and break up the chaos
Hannah never thought he’d go
beyond abstracts, but the COVID
shutdown has pushed him in new
directions. Some of his newer works
include pastel figures inspired by old
sketches and take on themes such as
people’s addiction to social media.
“During COVID, I’ve been trying
to say a lot of things that I couldn’t
say with an abstract piece,” he says.
“It was something I said I’d stay away
from, but sometimes art reflects
the times.” SL
Samples of Hannah’s work may be
seen at jdharts.com