Art in various forms has always been a big part of Hannah's life. She has been passionate about dance from an early age. She loves singing and song writing. And she loves creating art.
During high school, Hannah's Mom, Jill, homeschooled Hannah. This gave her extra time to spend making art. Hannah tried watercolour and acrylic painting, printmaking, felting, and stained glass. Then she experimented with abstract art and began creating beautiful abstract images using colourful combinations.
Several years ago Hannah started showing and selling her art at a local annual fundraiser. She was encouraged by the positive response to her art. Especially the comments that her art made people happy.
When Hannah finished high school in 2017, Hannah and Jill decided to work together to make Hannah Hicks Art. They turned Hannah's art into cards and prints, and then coasters and mugs. Stores started selling Hannah's art.
Now Hannah is both an artist and an entrepreneur. She is happy to show what people with intellectual disabilities can do given the opportunity.
Our mission is to spread happiness. Everyone deserves some happy. And we believe that all people have value. All people deserve to have dignity and purpose.
Family is very important to Hannah and a big part of her life. She has 2 older sisters and 2 older brothers. She loves going on tea dates with her sisters. And she gives back sass when her brothers tease her. Below is a photo of Hannah at the Special Olympics National Games. Hannah is also a rhythmic gymnast.