PrizeFinalists in Create (art)
CompanyHannah Thomas Studio
ArtistHannah Thomas

This painting was created during the first lockdown due to the pandemic, back in April this year. It conveys in the energy and freedom of it's technique and its wild and chaotic palette of fire tones and inky stormy blacks, a real sense of building tension and an undertone of apocalyptic insinuation. The title is a reflection of my own growing unease at society's attitudes during lockdown and feeling more and more skeptical and at odds. Whilst making this I was possessed of a genuine sense of abandon and courage and hence this painting has a real sense of the epic about it.

Hannah studied Art at the University of West of England, before deciding to work as a music photographer in London. She moved into painting seeking greater artistic autonomy and an arena in which to be truly experimental. With full emotional energy placed upon every canvas, Hannah's paintings explore the state of restlessness, chaos and chance that life represents, and the challenges of retaining a sense of one’s own capability and autonomy in the face of this.