Hannah Firmin: A selection of work from the last twenty years

Hannah Firmin has worked as an illustrator since leaving the Royal College of Art in 1981.

Daughter of Peter Firmin, who with Oliver Postgate created the animated television classics The Clangers, Noggin the Nog and Bagpuss, she developed an early interest in art, and at the R.C.A. was encouraged by her teachers Quentin Blake and Linda Kitson to develop her interest in lino-cut.

Her style has evolved into a unique combination of lino or vinylcut with collage and paint, and she has produced work for numerous magazines and newspapers. She won Best Cover of the Year at the British Book Awards in 2004 for her cover for Alexander McCall Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Her Nightingale Project exhibition comprised a selection of her work from the last twenty years. Arising out of this exhibition, Hannah has gone on to produce a number of beautiful woodcuts for a local continuing care home for older adults.

2005