In my life art has been fit in around the edges, a tiny sketchbook and a stolen moment in the rigging of a sailing ship, or a thick roll of paper held open by my bare feet in the sand. I have taught and danced, researched and adventured from Ketchikan to Cape Horn. Currently snug in Washington’s Methow Valley, I carve out the pieces of those days that need to be saved for other eyes, and find new inspiration in treasures close to home.
Sketchbook detail, watercolor 2013
*above image “Holding Ground” papercut 24″x 52″ 2011
Most of my artwork is done with an X-acto blade and black sheets of paper. I strive towards artwork and projects that mix art, natural, history and education in a way that helps to foster sense of place and an appreciation for our natural world.
I can often be found in my studio at the wonderful Twispworks campus in Twisp, Washington. Stop in for a visit and see what projects I’ve got on the table. You can also follow me on instagram @hannahviano.