Frances Hahn (b.1976) studied English Literature and Art History at McGill University in Montreal before teaching for a year in Italy where she fell in love with design. She graduated from Environmental Design at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and somewhere along the line Frances also became a painter. She currently balances her artistic practice with working part-time in the interior design industry as well as teaching at OCADU in Toronto. Her work is heavily influenced by the colour and textures of her design world. Her artwork resides in private collections across Canada, the US, the Middle East, the UK and part of the public collection of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Her studio is a triangle-shaped room in her home in lovely Guelph, Ontario.