After completing her Fine Arts Degree, Hannan directed her energies towards the performing arts where she sustained a renowned career as a jazz vocalist and recording artist. She maintained her art practice through one-off wearable art pieces and sculptural work.
She returned to oil painting with a renewed freedom and a relaxed, less analytical approach. This current body of work features her favourite places surrounding her home in the Blue Mountains. She often works alla prima, sometimes plein air, or creates images that are a combination of references and memories gained from her adventures in the wilderness.
Hannan’s yearly exhibitions since 2015 have sold extremely well, with her work represented in private collections internationally.
Fine Arts Degree, Newcastle University (High Distinction in Painting)
Finalist, Naked & Nude Art Prize at Manning Regional Gallery
Blue Mountains Portraits, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Finalist, Fisher Ghost Art Award at Campbelltown Arts Centre
Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Gallery
Kangaroo Valley Arts Prize
Winner of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Directors Choice Award, Braemar Gallery Springwood
Finalist, Little Things Art Prize, Saint Cloche Gallery
Solo "Brazen" - Day Gallery, Blackheath, NSW
Solo “Inside, Outside, Upside Down” - Day Gallery, Blackheath, NSW
Solo “The Big and the Small of It” - Day Gallery, Blackheath, NSW
Lethbridge Small Scale Works, Finalist - Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Queensland
Solo “On the Edge” - Purple Noon Gallery, Freeman’s Reach, NSW