Hannah Bruce

Joined Artfinder: March 2014

Artworks for sale: 169

(45)

United Kingdom

About Hannah Bruce

 
 
  • Biography

    My name is Hannah Bruce. I am a professional and award-winning artist based in Woking, England.  

    Since 2002, I have been creating original artwork with mediums such as oils, acrylics, resins, ink, and pastels, and have sold my work all over the world. If you are interested in commissioning me to create something specifically for you then please let me know.  

    Background 

    Prior to becoming a professional artist in 2014, I was a Surrey-based teacher of Art and Design for over 13 years. I studied Fine Art and English at the University of Wales and completed my postgraduate certificate in education at the University of Cambridge. I was chairperson for the Woking Art Society from 2015 to 2018 and continue to participate in the committee creating exhibitions and pop-up shop events every year.  

    I really enjoy painting the outdoors, in particular, the art of plein air painting, which comes from the French “en plein air,” meaning “in the open air.” This practice involves leaving the studio behind and painting landscapes on-site.  

    I have helped to set up and collaborate with the Surrey Hills Plein Air Painters and have participated in events such as 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 have demonstrated for over five years with the Surrey Contemporary Art Fairs. 

    I have been an active member of the Family Network 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.  






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  • Education

    2000 - 2001

    Cambridge University

    1997 - 2000

    Aberystwyth University

  • Awards

    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.

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    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.
  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming events

    Event: Art in the Pen Skipton

    Dates: Aug. 16, 2024 - Aug. 18, 2024

    Venue: Art In The Pen, Skipton Auction Mart Ling Fields Skipton

    Art in the Pen is a well established and highly regarded art and craft fair that runs each year at Skipton Auction Mart. From humble beginnings, the event has developed into what many now consider to be the North's leading art event.

    Back in 2005, Art in the Pen started out as a relatively small number of artists transforming cattle pens into galleries to sell their original work. Today, Art in the Pen has flourished into a sprawling event, with an abundance of creativity and craftsmanship at every turn.

    The continued success of Art in the Pen is partly down to its relaxed and friendly environment. The events are a great way for visitors to strike up conversations with our artists and meet other art and craft enthusiasts. Whether you're a collector or buying for the first time, Art in the Pen provides a wonderful opportunity to discover new, emerging and established tale

    Event: Art in the Park Leamington Spa

    Dates: Aug. 3, 2024 - Aug. 4, 2024

    Venue: Art in the Park, Leamington Spa

    Royal Leamington Spa’s Art in the Park Festival is a free curated arts festival with a difference. We showcase, sell and provide live demonstrations from artists and craftspeople in Warwickshire and the Midlands. We celebrate independent local and regional food and drink. We programme the best live music, dance and theatre from our own doorstep alongside nationally and internationally renowned companies. We do it over 2 days in August in the beautiful surroundings of Jephson Gardens and Mill Gardens.



    Art in the Park is a Community Interest Company. We rely on the generosity of our sponsors, the good-spirited nature of our volunteers and the thousands of artists, performers and visitors who take part. Our ambition is to champion, challenge and inspire. We are passionate about all things creative, love where we live and encourage you to be part of it.

    We can't wait to see you for Art in the Park Festival 2024 on August 3rd & 4th 2024

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    Previous events

    Event: Plenty: Mixed Media Art Exhibition with Emma Champion and Yulia Robinson

    Dates: May 7, 2024 - May 12, 2024

    Venue: Fountain Gallery, 26 Bridge Rd, Hampton Court, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9HA

    Showing as a group of three in this very well known gallery in East Molesy near Hampton Court. We consist of a photographer, Abstract painter and myself having bright coloured landscapes.

    Event: Henley Arts Trail - Shiplake College

    Dates: May 3, 2024 - May 6, 2024

    Venue: Henley Arts Trail, Shiplake College

    A collaborative event across Henley that engages a huge number of artists showcasing across locations in the area. I myself will be with 10 artists at Shiplake College.

    Event: Collaborative Pop Up Gallery/Shop

    Dates: March 20, 2024 - June 24, 2024

    Venue: Art House Gallery, Woking Mercia Walk

    A collaborative of twenty artists all looking after a large scale Art/Gallery/Shop in Woking Town Centre. Opened in July and on a rolling monthly contract. I myself man the shop two days a week.

    Event: Bath Art Fair

    Dates: Feb. 23, 2024 - Feb. 25, 2023

    Venue: Bath Art Fair, Bath Pavillion, North Parade Drive, Bath BA2 4EU

    A weekend of 100 carefully selected artists on show in the Bath Pavillion.

    Event: Windsor Contemporary Art Fair

    Dates: Nov. 24, 2023 - Nov. 26, 2023

    Venue: Windsor Art Fair, Royal Windsor

    Large Scale Art Event at Windsor Racecourse.

    Event: Harrogate Contemporary Art Fair

    Dates: Oct. 13, 2023 - Oct. 15, 2023

    Venue: Harrogate Art Fair, Yorkshire Country Show ground

    Large scale art show at the Yorkshire show ground.

    Event: Surrey Contemporary Art Fair - Sandown

    Dates: Sept. 22, 2023 - Sept. 24, 2023

    Venue: Surrey Contemporary Art Fair - Sandown, Sandown Racecourse

    Large scale Art event over the weekend. Contact me for free tickets.

    Event: Art in the Park Leamington Spa

    Dates: Aug. 4, 2023 - Aug. 6, 2023

    Venue: Art in the Park, Leamington Spa

    Summer Arts festival in Leamington Spa.

    Event: Surrey Contemporary Art Fair - Sandown

    Dates: March 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023

    Venue: Sandown Race Course, Esher, Surrey

    Large scale professional artists event at the racecourse. Private View Friday evening and a weekend show. upwards of 100 artists.

    Event: Surrey Contemporary Art Fairs - Windsor

    Dates: Nov. 25, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022

    Venue: Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Windsor Racecourse

    Large scale Art Event

    Event: Harrogate Art Fair

    Dates: Oct. 14, 2022 - Oct. 16, 2022

    Venue: Harrogate Art Fair, Yorkshire Country Show ground

    The first event of this sort in Harrogate.

    Event: Surrey Contemporary Art Fair - Sandown

    Dates: Sept. 23, 2022 - Sept. 25, 2022

    Venue: Surrey Contemporary Art Fair - Sandown, Sandown Racecourse

    100 Artists at Sandown Racecourse exhibition.

    Event: Art in the Park Leamington Spa

    Dates: Aug. 12, 2022 - Aug. 14, 2022

    Venue: Art in the Park, Leamington Spa

    Weekend long event for Artists and Art lovers.

    Event: Paint Out Norfolk

    Dates: July 16, 2022 - July 24, 2022

    Venue: Paint out Norfolk, Whitlingham Broad Exhibition

    Plein Air painting event with attached daily exhibition.

    Event: Newbury Contemporary Art Fair

    Dates: April 22, 2022 - April 24, 2022

    Venue: Newbury Contemporary Art Fair, Newbury Racecourse

    Stand at Newbury with Surrey contemporary Art fairs.

    Event: The Lightbox Presents Exhibition

    Dates: March 27, 2022 - May 31, 2022

    Venue: Henry's Plaza, Woking Town Centre

    The town has a new shopping precinct and has been given two art gallery shops for a short period to showcase local art work. Sean Henry the sculptor will be in one and I will be showcasing a number of pieces along side other artists.

    Event: SOLO Show at Surrey's Premier Public Gallery - The Lightbox

    Dates: Oct. 28, 2019 - Nov. 10, 2019

    Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, GU21 4AA

    I'm very excited to announce that I shall have a solo show a The Lightbox Gallery Woking in Autumn. It will showcase four distinct styles of my working and vary from large scale oil paintings to Nocturnes to Mixed media Ink prints and drawings of the local area. I have a wide body of work that should inspire every Artist and Collector.

    Event: Featured Artists for the Hostry Festival

    Dates: Sept. 14, 2019 - Sept. 28, 2019

    Venue: The Hostry Festival, Norwich Cathedral Hostry

    I shall be attending the opening of the Hostry Festival in Norwich for the unveiling of my large painting of Norwich Cathedral - which will appear on the front cover of the Festivals brochure. Further work will be featured in other publications and in the Festival show of 'The Graduate'.

    Event: Irelands premier Art Festival - in Wexford

    Dates: Aug. 3, 2019 - Aug. 5, 2019

    Venue: Art in the Open, Greenacres Gallery, Wexford

    Gathering 200 Artists together from all over the world. This festival is a brilliant event for plein air painting. With notable premier Artists giving workshops and demonstrations too. I've won prizes at this event each time I've attended. It goes on for a week culminating in a very high level exhibition.

    Event: Contemporary Art Fairs - Newbury

    Dates: May 10, 2019 - May 12, 2019

    Venue: Contemporary Art Fairs - Newbury, The Racecourse, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7PN

    I shall be showcasing my work and doing a demonstration at this event. Positioned near the cafe upstairs for a most relaxing atmosphere. I look forward to seeing you there.

    Event: Guildford Art Society Autumn Exhibition

    Dates: Oct. 26, 2018 - Nov. 5, 2018

    Venue: Guildford House Gallery, 150 Guildford High Street

    Guildford Art Society Autumn Show

    Event: Chelsea Art Society Show

    Dates: Oct. 22, 2018 - Oct. 31, 2018

    Venue: Chelsea Art Sciety, The Old Town Hall, King's Road, London, SW3

    A huge group show of wonderful artists.

    Event: Woking Art Society Autumn Show

    Dates: Oct. 14, 2018 - Oct. 21, 2018

    Venue: Gallery of Modern Art "The lightbox", London, England

    Autumn Exhibition of the Society

    Event: Paint Out Norwich

    Dates: Oct. 13, 2018 - Nov. 2, 2018

    Venue: Hostry Exhibition Space, Norwich Cathedral

    Exhibition of Plein Air painters from the five day festival.

    Event: Art in the Open

    Dates: Aug. 4, 2018 - Nov. 13, 2018

    Venue: Greenachres Gallery, Selskar Street, Wexford. Ireland

    A celebration of art from the festival of plein air painters over a week long paint out.

    Event: Windsor Castle Plein Air paintinging.

    Dates: July 21, 2018 - July 21, 2018

    Venue: Windsor Castle Plein Air Painting Event, Windsor Castle

    A days painting culminating in a group exhibition to the public.

    Event: Brixton open Air Fair

    Dates: July 14, 2018 - July 15, 2018

    Venue: Brixton Art Fair, Brixton, London

    Set on Josephine Avenue, I took part over two days.

    Event: First Steps Art Group Exhibiting at Denbies Gallery

    Dates: Dec. 18, 2017 - Dec. 31, 2017

    Venue: Art Gallery at Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6AA

    A fantastic venue for a wonderful exhibition by a large group of artists.

    Event: Sip, Slurp and Chew Exhibition

    Dates: Nov. 17, 2017 - Jan. 4, 2018

    Venue: View Gallery, Thames Ditton, Surrey

    I'm exhibiting for the first time at View Gallery in Thames Ditton from 17th November to January. Showcasing my cutlery pieces all together. Come along and take a look.

    Event: Guildford Art Society

    Dates: Nov. 4, 2017 - Nov. 24, 2017

    Venue: Guildford House Gallery, 150 Guildford High Street

    Two week public exhibition in the heart of Guildford Town Centre.

    Event: Woking Art Society Autumn Exhibition

    Dates: Oct. 17, 2017 - April 23, 2017

    Venue: Lightbox, Woking, England

    A group display of the best work from Woking Art Society. As Chairwoman I manage this Exhibition.

    Event: Open Photography Exhibition 2017

    Dates: Oct. 17, 2017 - Jan. 4, 2018

    Venue: The Lightbox Gallery, Woking, Surrey, England

    Hannah's work was selected for an exhibition of 50 photographs in Surrey's prestigious Art gallery 'The Lightbox'. The photograph is to do with Celebrations and Anniversaries.

    Event: Woking Arts Hub Fair

    Dates: Oct. 7, 2017 - Oct. 7, 2017

    Venue: Woking Arts Hub Fair, Woking Town Centre

    A collaborative event of all things Arts related. With me showing my work in exhibition.

    Event: Pintar Rapido

    Dates: July 30, 2017 - July 30, 2017

    Venue: Pintar Rapido, Chelsea Old Town Hall on the King's Road London SW3 5EE

    I shall be joining many artists to paint En Plein in London during this event. And Then showcasing my work on the Sunday in Exhibition.

    Event: Urban Art Festival Brixton

    Dates: July 9, 2017 - July 9, 2017

    Venue: Josephine Ave, Brixton, London SW2 2LA

    An amazing event full of hundreds of artists to meet and view Art work.

    Event: Art Fair

    Dates: June 25, 2017 - July 2, 2017

    Venue: Denbies Art Gallery, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6AA, UK

    Myself and 8 other artists will be exhibiting under the Firsts Steps Banner.

    Event: Surrey Art Fairs Exhibition Denbies

    Dates: Feb. 20, 2017 - Feb. 26, 2017

    Venue: Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

    My exhibition will be running for one week at Denbies.

    The Private view 21st February

    Event: Windsor Contemporary Art Fair 2016

    Dates: Nov. 11, 2016 - Nov. 13, 2016

    Venue: Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Windsor Racecourse ,Maidenhead Road, Windsor, SL4 5JJ

    Held at Royal Windsor Racecourse. Real Art for Real People.
    This is where art lovers and anyone who wants to learn more about art come to see and buy works by some of the UK and Europes leading contemporary artists and galleries. Which over 150 award winning artists and emerging artists exhibiting their work. We promise something for everyone.

    Miniature Canvas Sale for the princes trust.

    Event: A Brush with the Broads - Plein Air painting event and Exhibition

    Dates: Sept. 22, 2016 - Sept. 25, 2016

    Venue: A Brush with the Broads, Clippesby Hall, Clippesby

    A five day painting outdoor extravaganza culminating in a public exhibition of Art made.

    Event: Surrey Artist of the Year

    Dates: Sept. 17, 2016 - Nov. 5, 2016

    Venue: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

    My work will be shown alongside the work of 7 other artists and visitors to the gallery will be invited to vote for their favourite. This vote combined with votes from a panel of guest judges will determine which artist will become Surrey Artist of the Year 2016. The winning artist will receive £1,000 grant and support from the New Ashgate to develop a solo show for 2017. The votes will be counted and an announcement will be made on Friday 21st October.
    Very exciting.

    Event: Wexford Plein Air Painting Event

    Dates: July 24, 2016 - Aug. 1, 2016

    Venue: County Wexford, Ireland

    Nearly a whole week of painting workshops and live painting by artists from around the world at set location in the Wexford area.

    Event: Windsor Castle Plein Air Painting Event

    Dates: July 16, 2016 - July 16, 2016

    Venue: Windsor Castle Plein Air Painting Event, Windsor Castle

    A group of 30 Artist will be taking part in an event to paint Windsor Castle as part of the Queens Birthday celebrations. It will all happen on the 16th July for one day. A winner will be judged at the end of the event.

    Event: Reigate Festival - Surrey Art Fairs

    Dates: July 2, 2016 - July 2, 2016

    Venue: Reigate Festival, Reigate Park

    An event in which a group of Artist are gathering to showcase their work under a marquee.

    Event: Landmark Art Fair

    Dates: May 20, 2016 - May 22, 2016

    Venue: Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road Teddington Middlesex TW11 9NN

    Twice a year the Art Fair presents a vibrant variety of visual art including painting, print making, photography, jewellery, glass, collage and sculpture. There are upwards of 80 exhibitors at each fair. The unique setting and consistently high visitor numbers help to make the fairs enjoyable for artists, visitors and collectors alike. The art fairs have established themselves as significant events in the visual arts calendar.

    Event: My own Show of works

    Dates: May 2, 2016 - May 2, 2016

    Venue: Woking May Fair, Wheatsheaf Common, Horsell

    I'll be at Woking May Fair on Monday the 2nd May open from 12pm onwards. I will be showcasing a selection of work and also doing a demonstration of strawberry painting. Weather permitting, I'll set up a strawberry drawing/painting workshop for the kids.


    Event: Artist of the Year Award 2015 - Artists and Illustrators

    Dates: Feb. 22, 2016 - Feb. 27, 2016

    Venue: Mall Galleries, London, The Mall, London, SW1 (near Trafalgar Square)

    The Top 50 selected works from Artists and Illustrators on show with one of my paintings.

    Event: Windsor Contemporary Art Fair

    Dates: Nov. 13, 2015 - Nov. 15, 2015

    Venue: Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Windsor Racecourse ,Maidenhead Road, Windsor, SL4 5JJ

    A prime location with a huge range of professional Artists on display. A wonderful place to pick up something truly spectacular from me. Come and see the Art work in the flesh.

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Education

2000 - 2001

Cambridge University

1997 - 2000

Aberystwyth University


Awards

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.

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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.

Upcoming events

Event: Art in the Pen Skipton

Dates: Aug. 16, 2024 - Aug. 18, 2024

Venue: Art In The Pen, Skipton Auction Mart Ling Fields Skipton

Art in the Pen is a well established and highly regarded art and craft fair that runs each year at Skipton Auction Mart. From humble beginnings, the event has developed into what many now consider to be the North's leading art event.

Back in 2005, Art in the Pen started out as a relatively small number of artists transforming cattle pens into galleries to sell their original work. Today, Art in the Pen has flourished into a sprawling event, with an abundance of creativity and craftsmanship at every turn.

The continued success of Art in the Pen is partly down to its relaxed and friendly environment. The events are a great way for visitors to strike up conversations with our artists and meet other art and craft enthusiasts. Whether you're a collector or buying for the first time, Art in the Pen provides a wonderful opportunity to discover new, emerging and established tale

Event: Art in the Park Leamington Spa

Dates: Aug. 3, 2024 - Aug. 4, 2024

Venue: Art in the Park, Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa’s Art in the Park Festival is a free curated arts festival with a difference. We showcase, sell and provide live demonstrations from artists and craftspeople in Warwickshire and the Midlands. We celebrate independent local and regional food and drink. We programme the best live music, dance and theatre from our own doorstep alongside nationally and internationally renowned companies. We do it over 2 days in August in the beautiful surroundings of Jephson Gardens and Mill Gardens.



Art in the Park is a Community Interest Company. We rely on the generosity of our sponsors, the good-spirited nature of our volunteers and the thousands of artists, performers and visitors who take part. Our ambition is to champion, challenge and inspire. We are passionate about all things creative, love where we live and encourage you to be part of it.

We can't wait to see you for Art in the Park Festival 2024 on August 3rd & 4th 2024

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Previous events

Event: Plenty: Mixed Media Art Exhibition with Emma Champion and Yulia Robinson

Dates: May 7, 2024 - May 12, 2024

Venue: Fountain Gallery, 26 Bridge Rd, Hampton Court, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9HA

Showing as a group of three in this very well known gallery in East Molesy near Hampton Court. We consist of a photographer, Abstract painter and myself having bright coloured landscapes.

Event: Henley Arts Trail - Shiplake College

Dates: May 3, 2024 - May 6, 2024

Venue: Henley Arts Trail, Shiplake College

A collaborative event across Henley that engages a huge number of artists showcasing across locations in the area. I myself will be with 10 artists at Shiplake College.

Event: Collaborative Pop Up Gallery/Shop

Dates: March 20, 2024 - June 24, 2024

Venue: Art House Gallery, Woking Mercia Walk

A collaborative of twenty artists all looking after a large scale Art/Gallery/Shop in Woking Town Centre. Opened in July and on a rolling monthly contract. I myself man the shop two days a week.

Event: Bath Art Fair

Dates: Feb. 23, 2024 - Feb. 25, 2023

Venue: Bath Art Fair, Bath Pavillion, North Parade Drive, Bath BA2 4EU

A weekend of 100 carefully selected artists on show in the Bath Pavillion.

Event: Windsor Contemporary Art Fair

Dates: Nov. 24, 2023 - Nov. 26, 2023

Venue: Windsor Art Fair, Royal Windsor

Large Scale Art Event at Windsor Racecourse.

Event: Harrogate Contemporary Art Fair

Dates: Oct. 13, 2023 - Oct. 15, 2023

Venue: Harrogate Art Fair, Yorkshire Country Show ground

Large scale art show at the Yorkshire show ground.

Event: Surrey Contemporary Art Fair - Sandown

Dates: Sept. 22, 2023 - Sept. 24, 2023

Venue: Surrey Contemporary Art Fair - Sandown, Sandown Racecourse

Large scale Art event over the weekend. Contact me for free tickets.

Event: Art in the Park Leamington Spa

Dates: Aug. 4, 2023 - Aug. 6, 2023

Venue: Art in the Park, Leamington Spa

Summer Arts festival in Leamington Spa.

Event: Surrey Contemporary Art Fair - Sandown

Dates: March 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023

Venue: Sandown Race Course, Esher, Surrey

Large scale professional artists event at the racecourse. Private View Friday evening and a weekend show. upwards of 100 artists.

Event: Surrey Contemporary Art Fairs - Windsor

Dates: Nov. 25, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022

Venue: Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Windsor Racecourse

Large scale Art Event

Event: Harrogate Art Fair

Dates: Oct. 14, 2022 - Oct. 16, 2022

Venue: Harrogate Art Fair, Yorkshire Country Show ground

The first event of this sort in Harrogate.

Event: Surrey Contemporary Art Fair - Sandown

Dates: Sept. 23, 2022 - Sept. 25, 2022

Venue: Surrey Contemporary Art Fair - Sandown, Sandown Racecourse

100 Artists at Sandown Racecourse exhibition.

Event: Art in the Park Leamington Spa

Dates: Aug. 12, 2022 - Aug. 14, 2022

Venue: Art in the Park, Leamington Spa

Weekend long event for Artists and Art lovers.

Event: Paint Out Norfolk

Dates: July 16, 2022 - July 24, 2022

Venue: Paint out Norfolk, Whitlingham Broad Exhibition

Plein Air painting event with attached daily exhibition.

Event: Newbury Contemporary Art Fair

Dates: April 22, 2022 - April 24, 2022

Venue: Newbury Contemporary Art Fair, Newbury Racecourse

Stand at Newbury with Surrey contemporary Art fairs.

Event: The Lightbox Presents Exhibition

Dates: March 27, 2022 - May 31, 2022

Venue: Henry's Plaza, Woking Town Centre

The town has a new shopping precinct and has been given two art gallery shops for a short period to showcase local art work. Sean Henry the sculptor will be in one and I will be showcasing a number of pieces along side other artists.

Event: SOLO Show at Surrey's Premier Public Gallery - The Lightbox

Dates: Oct. 28, 2019 - Nov. 10, 2019

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, GU21 4AA

I'm very excited to announce that I shall have a solo show a The Lightbox Gallery Woking in Autumn. It will showcase four distinct styles of my working and vary from large scale oil paintings to Nocturnes to Mixed media Ink prints and drawings of the local area. I have a wide body of work that should inspire every Artist and Collector.

Event: Featured Artists for the Hostry Festival

Dates: Sept. 14, 2019 - Sept. 28, 2019

Venue: The Hostry Festival, Norwich Cathedral Hostry

I shall be attending the opening of the Hostry Festival in Norwich for the unveiling of my large painting of Norwich Cathedral - which will appear on the front cover of the Festivals brochure. Further work will be featured in other publications and in the Festival show of 'The Graduate'.

Event: Irelands premier Art Festival - in Wexford

Dates: Aug. 3, 2019 - Aug. 5, 2019

Venue: Art in the Open, Greenacres Gallery, Wexford

Gathering 200 Artists together from all over the world. This festival is a brilliant event for plein air painting. With notable premier Artists giving workshops and demonstrations too. I've won prizes at this event each time I've attended. It goes on for a week culminating in a very high level exhibition.

Event: Contemporary Art Fairs - Newbury

Dates: May 10, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Venue: Contemporary Art Fairs - Newbury, The Racecourse, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7PN

I shall be showcasing my work and doing a demonstration at this event. Positioned near the cafe upstairs for a most relaxing atmosphere. I look forward to seeing you there.

Event: Guildford Art Society Autumn Exhibition

Dates: Oct. 26, 2018 - Nov. 5, 2018

Venue: Guildford House Gallery, 150 Guildford High Street

Guildford Art Society Autumn Show

Event: Chelsea Art Society Show

Dates: Oct. 22, 2018 - Oct. 31, 2018

Venue: Chelsea Art Sciety, The Old Town Hall, King's Road, London, SW3

A huge group show of wonderful artists.

Event: Woking Art Society Autumn Show

Dates: Oct. 14, 2018 - Oct. 21, 2018

Venue: Gallery of Modern Art "The lightbox", London, England

Autumn Exhibition of the Society

Event: Paint Out Norwich

Dates: Oct. 13, 2018 - Nov. 2, 2018

Venue: Hostry Exhibition Space, Norwich Cathedral

Exhibition of Plein Air painters from the five day festival.

Event: Art in the Open

Dates: Aug. 4, 2018 - Nov. 13, 2018

Venue: Greenachres Gallery, Selskar Street, Wexford. Ireland

A celebration of art from the festival of plein air painters over a week long paint out.

Event: Windsor Castle Plein Air paintinging.

Dates: July 21, 2018 - July 21, 2018

Venue: Windsor Castle Plein Air Painting Event, Windsor Castle

A days painting culminating in a group exhibition to the public.

Event: Brixton open Air Fair

Dates: July 14, 2018 - July 15, 2018

Venue: Brixton Art Fair, Brixton, London

Set on Josephine Avenue, I took part over two days.

Event: First Steps Art Group Exhibiting at Denbies Gallery

Dates: Dec. 18, 2017 - Dec. 31, 2017

Venue: Art Gallery at Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6AA

A fantastic venue for a wonderful exhibition by a large group of artists.

Event: Sip, Slurp and Chew Exhibition

Dates: Nov. 17, 2017 - Jan. 4, 2018

Venue: View Gallery, Thames Ditton, Surrey

I'm exhibiting for the first time at View Gallery in Thames Ditton from 17th November to January. Showcasing my cutlery pieces all together. Come along and take a look.

Event: Guildford Art Society

Dates: Nov. 4, 2017 - Nov. 24, 2017

Venue: Guildford House Gallery, 150 Guildford High Street

Two week public exhibition in the heart of Guildford Town Centre.

Event: Woking Art Society Autumn Exhibition

Dates: Oct. 17, 2017 - April 23, 2017

Venue: Lightbox, Woking, England

A group display of the best work from Woking Art Society. As Chairwoman I manage this Exhibition.

Event: Open Photography Exhibition 2017

Dates: Oct. 17, 2017 - Jan. 4, 2018

Venue: The Lightbox Gallery, Woking, Surrey, England

Hannah's work was selected for an exhibition of 50 photographs in Surrey's prestigious Art gallery 'The Lightbox'. The photograph is to do with Celebrations and Anniversaries.

Event: Woking Arts Hub Fair

Dates: Oct. 7, 2017 - Oct. 7, 2017

Venue: Woking Arts Hub Fair, Woking Town Centre

A collaborative event of all things Arts related. With me showing my work in exhibition.

Event: Pintar Rapido

Dates: July 30, 2017 - July 30, 2017

Venue: Pintar Rapido, Chelsea Old Town Hall on the King's Road London SW3 5EE

I shall be joining many artists to paint En Plein in London during this event. And Then showcasing my work on the Sunday in Exhibition.

Event: Urban Art Festival Brixton

Dates: July 9, 2017 - July 9, 2017

Venue: Josephine Ave, Brixton, London SW2 2LA

An amazing event full of hundreds of artists to meet and view Art work.

Event: Art Fair

Dates: June 25, 2017 - July 2, 2017

Venue: Denbies Art Gallery, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6AA, UK

Myself and 8 other artists will be exhibiting under the Firsts Steps Banner.

Event: Surrey Art Fairs Exhibition Denbies

Dates: Feb. 20, 2017 - Feb. 26, 2017

Venue: Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

My exhibition will be running for one week at Denbies.

The Private view 21st February

Event: Windsor Contemporary Art Fair 2016

Dates: Nov. 11, 2016 - Nov. 13, 2016

Venue: Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Windsor Racecourse ,Maidenhead Road, Windsor, SL4 5JJ

Held at Royal Windsor Racecourse. Real Art for Real People.
This is where art lovers and anyone who wants to learn more about art come to see and buy works by some of the UK and Europes leading contemporary artists and galleries. Which over 150 award winning artists and emerging artists exhibiting their work. We promise something for everyone.

Miniature Canvas Sale for the princes trust.

Event: A Brush with the Broads - Plein Air painting event and Exhibition

Dates: Sept. 22, 2016 - Sept. 25, 2016

Venue: A Brush with the Broads, Clippesby Hall, Clippesby

A five day painting outdoor extravaganza culminating in a public exhibition of Art made.

Event: Surrey Artist of the Year

Dates: Sept. 17, 2016 - Nov. 5, 2016

Venue: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

My work will be shown alongside the work of 7 other artists and visitors to the gallery will be invited to vote for their favourite. This vote combined with votes from a panel of guest judges will determine which artist will become Surrey Artist of the Year 2016. The winning artist will receive £1,000 grant and support from the New Ashgate to develop a solo show for 2017. The votes will be counted and an announcement will be made on Friday 21st October.
Very exciting.

Event: Wexford Plein Air Painting Event

Dates: July 24, 2016 - Aug. 1, 2016

Venue: County Wexford, Ireland

Nearly a whole week of painting workshops and live painting by artists from around the world at set location in the Wexford area.

Event: Windsor Castle Plein Air Painting Event

Dates: July 16, 2016 - July 16, 2016

Venue: Windsor Castle Plein Air Painting Event, Windsor Castle

A group of 30 Artist will be taking part in an event to paint Windsor Castle as part of the Queens Birthday celebrations. It will all happen on the 16th July for one day. A winner will be judged at the end of the event.

Event: Reigate Festival - Surrey Art Fairs

Dates: July 2, 2016 - July 2, 2016

Venue: Reigate Festival, Reigate Park

An event in which a group of Artist are gathering to showcase their work under a marquee.

Event: Landmark Art Fair

Dates: May 20, 2016 - May 22, 2016

Venue: Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road Teddington Middlesex TW11 9NN

Twice a year the Art Fair presents a vibrant variety of visual art including painting, print making, photography, jewellery, glass, collage and sculpture. There are upwards of 80 exhibitors at each fair. The unique setting and consistently high visitor numbers help to make the fairs enjoyable for artists, visitors and collectors alike. The art fairs have established themselves as significant events in the visual arts calendar.

Event: My own Show of works

Dates: May 2, 2016 - May 2, 2016

Venue: Woking May Fair, Wheatsheaf Common, Horsell

I'll be at Woking May Fair on Monday the 2nd May open from 12pm onwards. I will be showcasing a selection of work and also doing a demonstration of strawberry painting. Weather permitting, I'll set up a strawberry drawing/painting workshop for the kids.


Event: Artist of the Year Award 2015 - Artists and Illustrators

Dates: Feb. 22, 2016 - Feb. 27, 2016

Venue: Mall Galleries, London, The Mall, London, SW1 (near Trafalgar Square)

The Top 50 selected works from Artists and Illustrators on show with one of my paintings.

Event: Windsor Contemporary Art Fair

Dates: Nov. 13, 2015 - Nov. 15, 2015

Venue: Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Windsor Racecourse ,Maidenhead Road, Windsor, SL4 5JJ

A prime location with a huge range of professional Artists on display. A wonderful place to pick up something truly spectacular from me. Come and see the Art work in the flesh.


 

Biography

My name is Hannah Bruce. I am a professional and award-winning artist based in Woking, England.  

Since 2002, I have been creating original artwork with mediums such as oils, acrylics, resins, ink, and pastels, and have sold my work all over the world. If you are interested in commissioning me to create something specifically for you then please let me know.  

Background 

Prior to becoming a professional artist in 2014, I was a Surrey-based teacher of Art and Design for over 13 years. I studied Fine Art and English at the University of Wales and completed my postgraduate certificate in education at the University of Cambridge. I was chairperson for the Woking Art Society from 2015 to 2018 and continue to participate in the committee creating exhibitions and pop-up shop events every year.  

I really enjoy painting the outdoors, in particular, the art of plein air painting, which comes from the French “en plein air,” meaning “in the open air.” This practice involves leaving the studio behind and painting landscapes on-site.  

I have helped to set up and collaborate with the Surrey Hills Plein Air Painters and have participated in events such as 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 have demonstrated for over five years with the Surrey Contemporary Art Fairs. 

I have been an active member of the Family Network 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.