Hannah Firmin, perhaps most famous for being the hand behind the beautifully illustrated covers of Alexander McCall-Smith’s ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ novels, now calls Crickhowell her home and we are incredibly pleased to lay claim to several of her wonderful prints at our Brecon hotel.
Hannah Firmin studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art and since then has worked as a freelance illustrator and printmaker. As well as working with numerous magazines, newspapers, publishers and design groups; Hannah also produces private commissions and exhibits regularly at the Tower Gallery in Crickhowell.
Having illustrated all of Alexander McCall Smith’s ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ novels, in 2004 Hannah won Best Book Cover of the Year at the British Book Awards for the first of the novels’ covers.
Hannah is, first and foremost, a print maker and works in relief media- using either lino, vinyl or wood as the engraving/cutting material, and often combining the print with paint and collage.
Here at Gliffaes were are lucky enough to have some of Hannah’s prints proudly on display in the hotel, and we thought we’d give you a little virtual tour:
Here at Gliffaes, James and Susie have been buying Welsh art for the hotel for over a decade and always try to support local artists as much as possible. It is a pleasure to work so closely with such talented local artists as Hannah, and we truly cherish the opportunity to display her prints at our Crickhowell hotel.
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.