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Graduate’s work forms part of the BP Portrait Awards

9 May 2017 10:45AM

A graduate of the University of Suffolk’s Fine Art degree has been selected to have her work on display as part of the prestigious BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Ania Hobson is one of only 53, and one of just 25 from the UK, to have her work included. 2,580 artists submitted their work to be considered from 87 countries.

The 27 year old former pupil of Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham went on to study at Suffolk College before completing a degree in Fine Art at the University.

She started her career as a wildlife painter, and one of her first successes was being preselected for the Society of Wildlife painters exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. 

Ania now works full time on her paintings and commissioned portraits, and is based in Asylum studios at RAF Bentwaters near Woodbridge where she shares a working space with notable artists including her brother, Thom Hobson, who exhibited at the John Moores Prize 2016.

 She is hoping to continue submitting to international exhibitions and is also looking to study further.

 Ania’s work will be on display at London’s National Portrait Gallery from 22 June- 24 September 2017.

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