Noble is very protective of her craft, spending approximately five hours in the studio daily to avoid ‘not wanting to go’. If that does happen, she steps away and lets herself get bored to reignite her creative spark, heading out of the city or forcing a change of scenery. For Noble ‘routine kills creativity’, so she prioritises exploring and witnessing new spaces.
Clients enjoy Noble’s work because it evokes a feeling of stillness and calm, ‘it’s quiet,’ she says and ‘allows for peaceful reflection’. Noble is interested in the psychology of colour and how the impact of one shade can differ from person to person. Earthy tones might be calming for one person but depressing for another, so Noble suggests carefully considering colour before adding art to a home. However, she insists ‘there are no rules’ and recommends readers invest in art that makes them feel how they want to feel in their spaces.
When working on a commission, Noble supports clients with size and creates a brief based on colour, tone, and composition. However, she encourages her clients to be open to an element of the unknown as ‘the piece will be completely unique and a surprise’ to both her and the client. She recommends those new to selecting art for their homes should not overthink it. ‘Go with your gut feeling, choose what you love, and don’t ask your family and friends because it’s not about them’.
Noble suggests commissioning an artist to create a piece for your home if possible. ‘Make sure you trust them but be open to the process’ and most of all, ‘have fun with it’ because ‘life’s too short to have art you don’t love in your home’.
Visit hannahnoblestudio.com to learn more about her work and get in touch regarding commissions. Or, see more of her work on her Instagram.