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About Hannah

Hannah Smith is a traditional illustrator focusing on portraiture and drawing from observation. Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Art from Gardner-Webb University in 2021 while earning a Letterman in Women's Lacrosse. She is currently taking graduate classes at the Savannah College of Art and Design earning her Masters of Arts in Illustration and set to graduate June 2023.

Hannah's passions follow many directions; such as working from her sketchbook consistently with her book always on person, doing digital portraits of women's lacrosse players, and trying new techniques and experimenting with the figure.



2021-2022 Savannah College of Art and Design

2017-2021 Gardner-Webb University

Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society Member 2020-2021

GWU Art Club Vice President, 2019-2021

Grants & Awards 

2019, 2020, 2021 Elizabeth Carlisle Jones Award 

  • Awarded for excellence in painting, drawing, and printmaking

Annual Undergraduate Exhibit

  • Second place 2018 Nice Hat, Dude, pen and ink

  • Honorable Mention 2019 Nefarious, pen and ink

2020 Summer Scholars

  • A prestigious paid research project that gave 20 students selected from juniors who are in good academic standing to research a topic of choice during a five week period on campus with a mentor. Then the research is compiled and presented to a conference or displayed for public view.

2022 Women's Lacrosse Coach's Award

  • Athlete that best exemplifies the hard work and dedication to improve herself and her team


2018-2020 Annual Undergraduate Show

2021 Senior Exhibition, 

  • Ari Pouryouselfi Memorial Gallery, Tucker Center; April 15 2021- May 8 2021

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