Photo credit: Andy Barnham Photography

About the Artist

Hannah Shergold is an exciting and gifted painter and sculptor. She graduated from Cambridge University in 2006 having studied pre-clinical Veterinary Medicine and quickly established herself as a highly respected animal sculptor, focusing on commission work for private clients.

In 2009, still eager for adventure and personal challenge, Hannah joined the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and commissioned into the Army Air Corps. She qualfied as a Lynx helicopter commander and has served all over the world including Canada, Kenya, Germany and Afghanistan.

Hannah was awarded several prestigious commissions during her time in the Army and completed substantial works including the leaping Lynx for the Army Air Corps and the Charging Black Rhino for the 1st (UK) Armoured Division in Germany. More recently, and whilst deployed with the British Army in Kenya conducting Medical Evacuation tasks, Hannah passed the time on standby duty by painting the wildlife that she was camped next to.

Since returning to the UK in 2016 Hannah has continued to explore her fascination with Africa whilst broadening her range to include a country pursuits theme. Her British wildlife and gun dog paintings have rapidly built a following and her collectors certainly recognise the rarity of an artist that can combine colour, style and movement with essential anatomical accuracy.

Having left the Army in March 2018 Hannah now lives and works in Winchester. She was recently selected as the only Wild Card artist for the 2019 Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year competition and will compete in the heats later in the year.