Hannah Dale began Wrendale Designs on a crowded kitchen table in Melton Ross, Lincolnshire. Having a pretty eclectic background (studying art at school before reading Zoology at Cambridge University followed by five years as a stockbroker in London).
Being inspired by the glorious Lincolnshire countryside and the outdoor life, Hannah started to paint hares; loving their expressive faces and wonderful personalities - other people agreed and they were an immediate success. Spurred on by this, she expanded her repertoire and began painting other animals - foxes, pheasants, geese, dogs, hens (the family keeps cochins with their wonderfully feathery feet!).