I have painted this from photo reference a few years ago, which means I’ve been able to capture all that beautiful weed that was framing this section of the Basingstoke Canal. It has since been removed. I love to paint the cows in these type of painting as they really lend a sense of the old grandeur of the place. Henry VIII had this prior dissolved. Newark Priory is an antiquated icon of Woking and Ripley. Oil Painting 51 x 51cm on Linen canvas
Thank you for taking the time to look at my Open Studio Shop.
I’m Hannah Bruce a professional and award winning artist from Woking, Surrey, England. With a professional studio space at Lansbury Business Estate, Knaphill.
Since 2013, I have been creating original artwork from my studio in a range of mediums, primarily oils, resin, ink and pastels and I sell my work all over the world. If you are interested in commissioning me to create something specifically for you then please do let me know.
My work continues to be recognised both nationally and locally through gallery exhibitions, competition wins and industry recognition. Please see below a list of my most recent successes and notable events:
Business Networker of the Year 2022 – The Family Network National Award.
Lightbox Exhibition – Victoria Square development March 2022
Sandown Contemporary Art Fair 2022 March and September 2021
Windsor Contemporary Art Fair October 2021
Featured in Artists and Illustrators magazine – Monetary Moment 2020
Lightbox Gallery ‘Victoria Square Exhibition’ 2020
Gallery and Studio 151-152 Maybury Road Woking (Sept 2019 – October 2020)
Won the Spirit of Norwich Award 2018 (The Annual Norwich Plein Air Art Competition)
Wild Card Entry in Sky Arts, Landscape Artist of the Year 2018
Autumn Trophy Winner; Woking Art Society – Autumn Exhibition 2018
Won President’s Cup (People’s Choice); Woking Art Society – Autumn Exhibition 2018
People’s Choice Award; Annual En Plein Air Competition 2018 – Windsor & Eton;
Runner Up; Annual En Plein Air Competition 2018 – Windsor & Eton;
Quick-Draw Prize winner; Art in the Open 2018 – Wexford, Ireland
Won President’s Award; Guildford Art Society – Autumn Exhibition 2017
Nominated for Surrey Artist of the Year 2016
Selected for Artist and Illustrators Artists of the Year 2016
Quick-Draw Prize winner; Art in the Open 2016 – Wexford, Ireland
Third Place; Annual En Plein Air Competition 2016 – Windsor & Eton
Quick-Draw Prize winner; A Brush with the Broads 2015 – Great Yarmouth
Prior to my work as a professional artist, I was a Surrey based teacher of Art & Design for over 15 years. I read Fine Art & English at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and subsequently completed by Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge. I was chairperson of the Woking Art Society for three years (2015-2018).