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Farmers Market: Hannah Wilson makes functional Southwest art

Hannah Wilson sells hats, prints, stickers, cards and even yoga mats emblazoned with her artwork at the Durango Farmers Market. (Nick Gonzales/Durango Herald)
Artist sells prints, stickers, cards, yoga mats – and hats

The longer you spend at the farmers market on a sunny Saturday morning, the more likely you are to feel the ultraviolet radiation burning your face and scalp – at least if you arrived unprepared.

If this describes you, Hannah Wilson is among the vendors that might be able to help you out.

The Durango-based artist sells her largely landscape-depicting artwork – in a variety of forms.

“Typically I do acrylic paintings,” she said. “I do a lot of paintings on top of maps – I’m all about functional art and making it accessible to anybody. I love the mountains and the deserts. They’re almost in all of my pieces of art.”

When it comes to art, it doesn’t get much more functional than headgear

“I mainly sell a lot of hats here,” Wilson said. “It’s like a farmers market thing – people are like, ‘Oh, it’s sunny; I need a hat.’”

For those who already have caps, Wilson also sells prints, stickers, cards, yoga mats – and occasionally original paintings – at the Durango Farmers Market.

Customers who are interested in buying her original work should seek her out at the Durango Autumn Arts Festival on Sept. 19 and 20 on East Second Avenue.

Can’t make it? Don’t worry. Wilson intends to stick around Durango indefinitely.

“I’ve been living here for five years, and I’m so inspired by the Four Corners landscape and the Colorado Plateau,” she said. “I make a lot of art based off this area.”

If Wilson’s work inspires other artists, she invited them to seek her out. She said she is always open to collaborations.