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.

Prominence

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:

  • Harrogate Art Fair 2022
  • Windsor Contemporary Art Fair 2022
  • Sandown Contemporary Art Fair Autumn 2022
  • Organising - Location Painting Surrey Year 1 - Sept 2022
  • Paint Out Norfolk 2022
  • Windsor Plein Air - Highly commended
  • Sandown Contemporary Art Fair Spring 2022
  • Newbury Contemporary Art Fair 2022
  • Pop Art Mural David Lloyd Gym 2022
  • Business Networker of the Year 2022 (The Family Network)
  • Woking Pop up art emporium organiser 2021
  • Windsor Contemporary Art fair 2021
  • Sandown Contemporary Art fair 2021
  • Paint Out Norfolk 2021
  • Woking Pop up art emporium organiser 2020
  • Contemporary Art Fairs online demonstration 2020
  • Featured in Artists and Illustrators magazine - Monetary Moment 2020
  • Lightbox Gallery 'Victoria Square Exhibition' 2020
  • Professional Gallery and Studio Owner 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

Background

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