Nature Vanitas Myth History Life and death Decorative Femme Fatale Horror
About the artist
Hannah Flowers is a self-taught artist, born 1989 in Tasmania, Australia, and currently residing in Scotland, United Kingdom. She lives in a small cottage by the forest and sea where she can draw inspiration from the nature surrounding her. Working in oils using the indirect methods of the renaissance she is fascinated by depicting beauty, both real and imagined. Often using grotesque or humorous undertones and hidden details to add dimension to the narratives she weaves. Hannah is a firm believer in art for arts sake- not feeling the need to imbue her work with any moral or current event commentary, but rather creating a unique atmosphere for the viewer to enjoy. She draws inspiration from many different time periods and styles, leaving her paintings with a sense of being just outside of time and place.
Artwork Themes & Subject Matter
In Hannah Flowers’ most recent work she has been exploring themes of life and death. The human body performing as nourishment for flora and fauna- a beautiful and grotesque return to the earth.
She relishes in discovering amusement and beauty in what some people may consider disturbing or morbid subject matter.
Inspired by the dark symbolism and aesthetic appeal of traditional Vanitas paintings she often employs fruits, flowers and various beautiful objects to decadently frame her figures.
Stylistically influences can also be seen from art nouveau in the swirling organic patterns and shapes and from the Pre-Raphaelites in the bright colours and attention to detail.
Hannah Flowers’ illustrations have been published in notable magazines and online sources including Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.