Ania Hob­son is BP Young Artist

Suf­folk based painter takes 18-30 cat­e­gory in top por­trait award

EADT Suffolk - - ART NEWS -

The BP Young Artist Award has been won by 28-yearold Suf­folk-based artist Ania Hob­son. Ania won the award of £9,000 for artists be­tween 18 and 30 for A Por­trait of two Fe­male Painters. The judgescom­mented that they liked the han­dling of paint and di­rect­ness in the work, cap­tur­ing an in­ter­est­ing air of mys­tery around the re­la­tion­ship of the two young women.

Ania un­der­took a de­gree in fine art at the Univer­sity of Suf­folk fol­lowed by short cour­ses at the Prince’s Draw­ing School and Florence Acad­emy of Art. Her work has been seen in group ex­hi­bi­tions in the UK and the an­nual ex­hi­bi­tions of the So­ci­ety of Women Artists and the Royal So­ci­ety of Por­trait Painters. Her self-por­trait, Ania, was se­lected for the BP Por­trait Award 2017 ex­hi­bi­tion.

Her win­ning A Por­trait of two Fe­male Painters, de­picts the artist with her sis­ter in law, Ste­vie Dix, and ex­plores the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the two of them as painters work­ing in the stu­dio to­gether. Ania used an up­ward per­spec­tive to al­low the viewer’s eye to map the por­trait and con­vey a feel­ing of con­fi­dence and cre­ative en­ergy which cel­e­brates fe­male painters to­day.

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