Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.

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Hannah Sharples

Illustration, Children’s author and illustrator, Mixed Media and Ceramics

Hannah has a keen interest in nature and the natural world and her whimsical art demonstrates this. From the wide-eyed wonder of children shrunk in fantastical gardens, to Darwin’s laboratory full of test tubes and creepy crawlies, there is excitement and magic in every picture.
After graduating in 2005 with joint honours in Cultural Studies and Geography, Hannah traveled extensively for 15 years. Her travels have influenced a lot of her artwork, and her forthcoming children’s book,  ‘Amiko: Child of the Sea’, in which a young girl visits some far-flung destinations. Her book illustrations cover modern issues like eco-tourism and the challenges facing the natural world in a fun and engaging way whilst concentrating on what animals can teach us, taking you on a journey around the world with nature spirit guides in a magical colourful way.
Hannah sells her range of greetings cards and prints in a number of small galleries and gift shops in Bristol, Devon and Cornwall, she also works as a support worker with people with autism and is keen to explore the benefits of art therapy with people with disabilities, promoting well being and self esteem through the creative process.
Hannah works with clay, watercolour, pen, ink, coloured pencils, acrylic, collage and oils.
Since graduating in 2015, Hannah has studied various creative courses including Children’s Illustration in Holborn, London. Writing and Illustrating Children’s books in Helston and Ceramics in Falmouth, Cornwall. She was born in the West Country but has lived in Cornwall for 6 years. Hannah works from her studio in the 1907 building at Krowji. Hannah takes part in life drawing classes at the Penryn life drawing society and street drawing with the creative group of urban sketchers in Penryn.


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Key Contact Hannah Sharples

1907 Building
TR15 3GE

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