Hannah Hall (1967-.) Australia

Biographical Information

Hannah Hall's education in art began at an early age with the consistent influence from her father, landscape painter and sculptor Ben Hall, who explores rural N.S.W., unlike Hannah who focuses on the coast and harbour. Being constantly surrounded by art made it an easy progression for Hannah to explore her own talents.

Hall left school prematurely to pursue her desire to practice art full time. In 1985 she was accepted into East Sydney Technical School of Arts where influential artists such as Sue Archer, Robert Eadie and potent influence and family friend Elizabeth Cummings tutored her. Cummings style captivated Hall with her technique of layering paint, her impressionistic use of colour and beautiful compositions. Hall's three years at East Sydney was the foundation of her painterly approach to her art and her intense interest in composition.

In 1992 Hall was accepted into Wollongong University where she completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts. During her time there Hall acquired grounding in ancient, modern and contemporary art and art history.

Today some of the artists Hall continues to refer to are Rosalie Cascoigne, Vicki Grace and Elizabeth Cummings.

The majority of Hall's work has derived from the investigation and interpretation of water and water foreshores. Having lived the majority of her life surrounded by Sydney harbour and combined with regular trips to the South Coast of NSW these watery environments have intensely influenced her life and works.

Hall continuously finds layers of information to explore in these natural and industrial waterways. One of Hall's pre-occupations is the changing reflective surface of water and the distorted mirrored patterns water creates from its surroundings.

Hall's most recent exhibition 'Mooring Poles' is again an exploration of water, but unlike her previous work, the majority of these paintings are created from images at night with titles such as Moonlight Mooring Poles suggest. Hall paints the moonlight intensely striking the mooring poles, creating a dramatic composition that slices the canvas into a semi abstract harmony. This harmony is also brought about by Hall's intense mark making, creating contrast and serenity amongst the watery composition. Hall continues on with her compulsive journey in the exploration of water, looking ever closer at its many facets and components.

Supplied by Richard Green, husband of the artist. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

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Highest Price:
Morning White Bay - Balmain
Oil on canvas, 76 x 76 cm
Fine Australian & International Paintings, Sotheby's, Sydney.
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Other works sold by this artist

Mooring Poles 2 2002
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Mooring Poles 2 2002
Oil on canvas, 91 x 91.5 cm
The Australian Art Investment Trust Auction, Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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Mooring Poles 2001
Price:
Mooring Poles 2001
Oil on canvas, 91.5 x 91.5 cm
The Australian Art Investment Trust Auction, Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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