Hannah Sutton

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Hannah Sutton


(b. 1989, St. Arnaud, Australia)

Hannah Sutton is an Australian figurative realist painter. She paints in oils from life using traditional materials and techniques in the classical realist traditions handed down by the Old Masters of the 19th Century.

Hannah graduated the 3 year advanced painting and drawing course at The Florence Academy of Art, Italy in 2020 and went on to complete a year-long graduate in residency (previously known as ‘The Fourth Year Prize’) at the Florence Academy of Art, before taking up a position as a principal instructor in the first year intensive drawing program and the 6 week workshop. Her work is in private collections throughout Australia, the UK, the US and Europe. She has exhibited both in Australia and Italy. 

Originally from rural Victoria, Australia, Hannah was raised on a farm in considerable isolation where creative outlets like drawing was leant on as a means of entertainment and escapism. She began her first life drawing classes at 13 and was the youngest member of the local art group, St. Art, where she began regularly participating in art shows throughout the district. In 2007 she moved to Melbourne, Australia, to undertake a Bachelor of Communication Design at RMIT University. Seeking training in classical art, in 2007 she began her studies at the Florence Academy of Art, where she graduated with a diploma from the Painting Program. She now works from her studio in Florence, Italy. 

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