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Since graduating from Chelsea School of Art and then The Royal College of Art in 1981, I have worked as a freelance illustrator and printmaker. My clients include a wide variety of magazines, newspapers, publishers and advertising/design groups. I also carry out commissions for private individuals as well as exhibiting my work widely.

I always use the relief print as my method of working - using either vinyl, lino or wood as the engraving/cutting material. The technique I have developed over the years combines printing with collage and paint.

One of my most satisfying recent commissions was a monthly illustration in the magazine Gardens Illustrated (BBC). You might also have seen my work on the covers of the highly popular series of books by Alexander McCall Smith. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency is the first in the series of six books, and the cover won 'Book Cover of the Year' at the British Book Awards, 2004. I am now working on several other titles for the same author, and am about to start work on a book about gardening for an American publisher.

I have taught at various colleges and schools and have enjoyed working as a demonstrator at Art in Action at Waterperry. I occasionally run workshops for small groups of adults or children and have recently had a major exhibition at The Museum of Garden History, London. I will be exhibiting at several shows over the next few months and have a large solo show in November at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in support of the Nightingale Project.

If you wish to view examples of my work, please visit my website at www.mywholeportfolio.com/hannahfirmin.


Book Aid International: Opening Up the World Through Books
184mm x 184mm Lino cut and collage

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