Hannah Harrison 

miniature artist Hannah Harrison.

Hannah grew up in a tiny little house, in a small New England town, in the beautiful state of New Hampshire.

At a very young age, she discovered her love of crayons. As an only child, they provided countless hours of entertainment and imagination. She also discovered that her pets, much to their dismay, were a wonderful source of entertainment--especially when dressed in doll clothes.

When asked to draw a self portrait in her Kindergarten art class, Hannah drew herself in profile. Finding this advanced, her wonderful art teacher, Marlene Witham, moved her into the fifth grade art class. They called it “Special Art”.   

miniature artist Hannah Harrison.

Hannah continued to excel in art at Memorial Middle School and Laconia High School, under the careful guidance and encouragement of Linda Danielovich. She also began taking art lessons from Larry Frates. And, as a Senior in High School, the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards deemed her portfolio one of the 100 best in the nation.


In 2001, Hannah earned her BA in Studio Art from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. She studied oil painting under Bevin Engman and Gail Spaien, and graduated magna cum laude as a Senior Scholar in Painting. Her museum exhibit, entitled Drawing From Words, featured paintings that were inspired by the short stories she had written as a Creative Writing minor. The paintings included such subjects as pirates and a gigantic baby.


Alice and Dinah
acrylic on bristol board, 2 3/8" x 1.5"

miniature artist Hannah Harrison.

After graduating from college, Hannah went on to become one of the charter members of The Village Artist’s & Gallery-- an artist’s co-operative. It was there that she made the acquaintance of miniaturist Irene Goddu, who, after seeing some of Hannah‘s tiny paintings, invited her to join The Cider Painters of America.

Before this, Hannah hadn’t realize that miniature painting was something people “did”. But, being a lover of tiny tings, she was excited about the idea, and decided to give it a try!

At her first exhibit, in 2005, she was presented with the Newbie Award for best new miniaturist in the country. In 2007, Hannah was granted Signature Member Status by The Cider Painters of America. In 2008, she sent her work overseas for the first time to The Hilliard Society Exhibition. She was kindly awarded The Most Popular Exhibit. And, in 2009, she was graciously excepted as a member.

As an adult, Hannah still finds animals in clothing amusing. And, in addition to being a miniature painter, Hannah also writes and illustrates children’s books, and produces portraits and fine art of all sizes. She currently lives in a tiny little house, in a wild western town, in the big state of Oklahoma--with her husband and their tiny little daughter.

Little Red Riding Hood
acrylic on bristol board, 3" x 5"

miniature artist Hannah Harrison.


​Flamboyant Chicken 

acrylic on bristol board, 1" x 1.5"

Selected Exhibitions & Awards:

2012 Joyce Rowsell Award, The Hilliard Society
2011 Best in Show, The Cider Painters of America
2010 Aviary Award, The Cider Painters of America
2009 Membership, The Hilliard Society
2008 Best in Show, The Cider Painters of America
2008 Most Popular Exhibit, The Hilliard Society
2007 Solo Exhibition, Ada Old Bank Gallery
2007 Judge’s Choice, The Cider Painters of America
2007 Signature Status, The Cider Painters of America
2006 Solo Exhibition, Ada Old Bank Gallery
2006 Presidential Award, The Cider Painters of America
2005 Newbie Award, The Cider Painters of America

miniature artist Hannah Harrison.

Brian
acrylic on bristol board, 1.75" x 2.25"

miniature artist Hannah Harrison.

Alice in the Garden of Live Flowers
acrylic on bristol board, 2" x 4"

miniature artist Hannah Harrison.

A Mad Tea-Party
acrylic on bristol board, 2" x 4"

miniature artist Hannah Harrison.

Country Mouse
acrylic on bristol board, 1" x .75"

miniature artist Hannah Harrison.

Town Mouse
acrylic on bristol board, 1" x .75"

miniature artist Hannah Harrison.

Royal Pig
acrylic on bristol board, 2.5" x 2.5"

miniature artist Hannah Harrison.
The White Rabbit
acrylic on bristol board, 1.5" x 1.5"

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