That’s why she chose to paint it for the cover of the latest edition of Wellington City Council’s quarterly magazine, which was delivered to households last week.
Hannah, who works from her Berhampore-based studio, was approached by the Council to design the cover of the summer edition of Tō Tātou Pōneke – Our Wellington, as a way to show support for local artists.
“I was thinking of the places where you go in summer,” says Hannah. “Thorndon Pool is only open in the summertime, and it was the most summery place I could think of!
“Thorndon pool's vibe is just very inclusive, very chill, come as you are. Plus everyone is happiest when they're outside, right?”
A keen swimmer who visits the Thorndon Pool once or twice a week during the open season, Hannah dug out a photograph she had taken there a few years back on Redscale film.
“I’d loved that image ever since. I found that photo again and it was perfect with what I was trying to convey.”
Hannah sketched it out in pencil first, then colour pencil to get the colours right, then created a watercolour before doing the final artwork in gouache.
“I don’t often work digitally, I do everything by hand,” she says.