Hanne Osbirk was born 1946 in Odense, Denmark where she currently resides and works. Her home town was also the birthplace of famed storyteller Hans Christian Anderson. Hanne was employed by the Museums of Odense until recently, when she decided to resign and focus on her art. Through her job she was frequently exposed to the work of Hans Christian Anderson and classical composer Carl Nielson, figures who influenced her artistic outlook.
Hanne’s expertise in decoupage was utilised when she ran a workshop alongside an exhibition of Queen Margrethe’s own decoupage works and costumes for the film “The Wild Swans.”
The decoupage bowls have found themselves to be extremely popular throughout Europe, especially in the UK, where Hanne has resided on several occasions and considers the country her second home. Before working with galleries, Hanne distributed her own work and acted as her own agent. Her work can be found in personal collections worldwide.