About Me

Thank you for taking the time to look at my website.

My name is Hannah Bruce. I am a professional and award winning artist from Woking, Surrey, England. With a studio space at Lansbury Business Estate.

Unit SU2B First Floor, Lansbury Business Estate, 102 Lower Guildford Road, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2EP

Since 2002, 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:

2023 Cass Art Prize Winner
During the Summer of 2023 I enter a competition with Cass Art for 'Alizarin Crimson'. I won this prize for my piece 'Roasted Tomatoes' which features a whole lot of reds. Really thrilled to win this.
2023 Guildford Finance Award - Guildford Art Society
I was delighted to accept this award from Guildford Finance during the main exhibition of the Year at Guildford Art Society.
2023 Public Choice award - Woking Art Society
I was thrilled to win this public voted prize for our singularly largest exhibition of the year at 'The Lightbox' Gallery in Woking with Woking Art Society.
2023 London Fashion Week Featured Artist
I was so delighted to have my kingfisher art featured at London Fashion week with VZ Perfection fashion Collection. What a life experience. She made each outfit look stunning with the Kingfisher designs in Beaded embellishments and prints on the fabric.
2023 Third Prize at Art in the Open Ireland
In Summer of 2023 I attended Europes largest plein air painting event in Wexford Ireland. With 200 Artists taking part and many of them professionals from all over the world - in fact from 19 countries. I managed to win a bronze award. For which I'm absolutely thrilled. For a painting created at Ballymore Demense and called Brigands Cave.
2023 Official Guinness World Record Attempt Participant
Hooray we won the Guinness world record attempt for the most artists painting a live portrait of one person (Lenny Henry) in a grand room. Was an impressive event and an impressive day. Footage on my Instagram Page. Hannah Bruce Art
2023 Sworder Prize Winner - Norfolk Plein Air Paint out
Painting for ten days all over the beautiful county of Norfolk. With the Paint out Norfolk organised event. 145 Artists with 700 paintings and I won a prize for my painting of the Beach Huts as Well on Sea. Was a wonderful surprise.
2022 Business Networker of the Year - The Family Network
I've just been awarded the national accolade of 'Business Networker of the Year 2022'. Such an honour and thrill. Awarded for my work engaging and helping others in the art world and through sales of their work locally. Creating and building a network of creatives and organising pop up shops for us to sell our items. Also work with in my network and for my local art societies.
2018 Art in the Open - Wexford - Timed paint out prize winner.
There was a two hour paint out in Wexford for the Open Art event. And I won a prize for my ink splatter work of nine views of the Bull ring. It sold straight away.
2018 Spirit of Norwich
During a five day painting event in Norwich called Paint out Norwich, I was given the award of Spirit of Norwich. For my varied collection and style of works of the town. Thoroughly thrilled to be awarded this by the organisers of the whole event.
2018 Judges Prize Woking Art Society
The highest prize at Woking Art Society is awarded by three professional judges. They choose their favourite work from the exhibition. Thrilled to receive this in my local gallery.
2018 Public Vote - Windsor Paint Out
Delighted to have been chosen by the public as their favourite piece during a day long sweltering paint out in July this year.
2018 Second Place - Judges prize - Windsor Paint Out
A few years ago I came third, so this year second was a step up in the awards category. I was judges by premier members of the Queens household. The winner went into the queens collection.
2017 Guildford Art Society - Presidents Award
The top and coveted prize of the Presidents award was given to Hannah at Guildford Art Societies Autumn Exhibition.
2017 Highly Commended - Woking Art Society Judges award
The judges choose three top artists, one of whom gets the judges prize and the other two get highly commended. This was won during the Societies showcase Autumn Exhibition at the Lightbox Gallery in Woking.
2016 3rd Prize for the Wexford Open Air painting competition
79 Artists took to the streets of Wexford for a two hour paint off. I came third behind two very prominent Plein Air painters and was delighted. A brilliant Accolade and prize awarded by Spectrum Art Shop.
2016 Shortlisted for Surrey Artist of the Year with Open Studios
Seven artists were selected by the public for show at New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham. Then the exhibition was open to public vote again and finally to judging of the top three. I was thrilled to be part of the whole thing and sold a painting to boot.
2016 Oil Painting Prize
My painting 'A Few too Many' won the oil painting prize at Woking Art Societies Spring Show in the Lightbox Gallery. Judged by Roger Dellar, Soraya French and Stewart Daker.
2016 3rd Prize - Windsor Plein Air painting event
So delighted to have been third place winner from 90 Artists participating at this years Plein Air painting event inside Windsor castle grounds. A very special day with lots of very talented people. And a public vote and exhibition at the end.
2016 Shortlisted for the Artists and Illustrators 2016 Artist of the Year Award.
I have been selected in the top 50 for the award of Artists of the Year. My painting Flowers in Atmospheric Blue and Orange was exhibited at the Mall Galleries in February.
2015 Public Vote - A Brush with the Broads Live Painting event Great Yarmouth
Two hours quick draw painting competition was held in Great Yarmouth, as part of the Brush with the Broads Plein Air painting event this September. I won the public vote for the best painting out of 25 amateur and professional painters taking part.
2015 Public Vote - Woking Society of Arts Autumn Exhibition at the Lightbox Art Gallery.
This week long exhibition was the selection of the best works from the whole Art Society. I was awarded this after a week long public vote.



Prior to my work as a professional artist from (2014), 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 the University of Cambridge. I have been chairperson of the Woking Art Society for three years (2015-2018) and continue to operate on the committee creating our exhibitions and pop up shop events every year. I really enjoy painting outdoors and do so with the Surrey Hills Plein Air Painters (for whom I have organised one year of locations and done the social media), at Norfolk and Norwich Paint Outs, Cambridge Paint Out, A Brush with the Broads, Art in the Open Ireland, London Plein Air Warriors and occasionally with the Wapping group and Royal Oil Institute friends. I've demonstrate for five or more years with Surrey Contemporary Art Fairs. In recent months I have set up 'Woking Makers' facebook page to encourage collaboration on local events amongst local makers. I look forward to joining and becoming an active member of Surrey Hills Enterprises. And I've been an active member of the Family Network West Surrey since its inception, winning Business Networker of the Year at a National awards recognition event in Birmingham. What can I say... I'm a very social person. 

SU2B Lansbury Business Estate, 102 Lower Guildford Road, Woking, GU214JW 07969326011