Hannah Webb – The Obanoth

Hannah Webb – The Obanoth

Hannah Webb – The Obanoth

Medium of Choice: Acrylic

“Trekell supplies are my go-to, since making professional-quality work requires professional-quality art supplies. I need brushes that work as hard as I do, and archival surfaces that are built to last. Perfectly-shaped geometric panels and brushes that hold their shape make a huge difference in my workflow, and in the sharpness and quality of my finished paintings. "

Hannah Webb, who also goes by “The Obanoth” is a painter currently living in Los Angeles. Though originally from Ohio, she attended Laguna College of Art & Design in Orange County, graduating with an illustration-centric bachelor’s degree in 2010. 

Hannah's work focuses on technique in application and dynamic color, usually with a focus on organic subjects such as animals, mundane objects, or vignettes of the human body.

Her paintings are layers of independent shapes, stacked with precision to imply light, texture, and form.  With a balance of both careful color shifts and loud punches of contrasting hues, the result is harmonious and vibrates with life.  Hannah enjoys creating work on wooden surfaces, as the smoothness best lends itself to the clean and precise marks that evolve into her visual geometry.  Her paintings are designed to exist carefully between mechanical and fluid, representational and abstracted, and ultimately tell an old story in a new voice. 

Hannah not only paints, but she has a day job working in education, which is partially why she's used an alias name for her artwork. The college where she works is centered around video game and visual effects development, which is another nerdy outlet that she enjoys to keep in her life for balance. 

The subjects Hannah chooses' to paint, provides her with an opportunity to find unique ways to present things that are more or less familiar. She like exploring visual concepts of wetness, softness, and hardness without being too caught up in realism -- using somewhat relatable subject matter, such as rare birds or animal eyes, gives her more freedom to play with technique and precision.

Hannah has a rescue rabbit that lives in her studio and watches her paint. Her time outside of work is spent cooking, making cocktails, and exploring the city. 

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