A lovely piece of art can make a child's bedroom or playroom really come alive. And when it's personalised with their name or birthdate, it becomes even more special - something to be treasured forever.
Original gifts for kids and babies are like hen’s teeth to find. So we’ve got a lotta lotta love for the Snugglebunch range of hand drawn art prints by Surrey artist and designer Hannah Baker.
There are a range of different characters – which includes among others a bunny, dolphin, elephant, fox, mouse, owl, robin and tiger, plus a gorgeous range of dinosaurs – and all of the prints can be personalised with a name, date or message. Aren’t they cute?! And a steal too, I’d say, priced at between £13-£15 for a print (frame not included).
The creative journey to Snugglebunch has been varied for Hannah – with projects including children’s books, theatre scenery, and her bespoke hand-painted murals, whilst also working as the Creative Manager at one of the UK’s leading theme parks.
She was inspired to create art prints after seeing how much her murals were loved by the families she had created them for. The amazing reactions she got from both parents and children encouraged her to want to find a way to spread more of that joy to families.
Most of the children in Hannah’s life – nieces, nephews, friends – are the lucky recipients of her murals as well as many other little boys and girls across Surrey and the surrounding areas.
But Hannah’s art is more than just decorative. One little girl was struggling to sleep in her own bedroom after losing her grandfather. And so Hannah painted a unicorn on her wall to keep her company during the night. The little girl loved it and felt happy sleeping in her room again with her new friend.
Hannah creates her artwork in her Surrey studio. Each one is original and unique – hand drawn and painted using watercolours and then turned into a print.
Her first ever character was the Star Bunny – and when pushed to choose a favourite, she comes back to this one. Although since then she’s amassed quite a selection of characters including a cute sausage dog.
The most popular are the dinosaurs – the TRex, triceratops, diplodocus, stegosaurus and pterodactyl. And as well as the character prints for children there are also personalised Letter art prints and alphabet prints.
While the Snugglebunch range is perfect for little ones – there are prints that many grown-ups would hanker for as well – light-hearted sayings like Donut Worry, Be Happy (below), and for families a family tree.
I’m also in love with these heart and rainbow prints.
And if you happen to have seen the mural at The Ginstry in Oxted – yes, that too, is the work of this talented lady.
Visit snugglebunch.co.uk to see more of Hannah’s art prints and to place orders. She’s also available for commissions and has turned her hand to everything from jungle themes to unicorns, Harry Potter to Space Invaders.