Hannah Ludnow

Born in Cornwall in 1977, Hannah grew up in a creative environment and painted from a very young age. She moved to London at 18 and at university studied a mixture of skills; painting, life drawing, ceramics, and print, geared towards commissions for contemporary spaces. Since graduating she has focused on painting - selling in London, Cornwall and the Middle East.

The British landscape has always been her inspiration, the amazing light, the huge and ever changing skies and beautiful dramatic coastlines. Hannah has always greatly admired the Cornish abstract impressionists Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron and Ben Nicholson, whose work draws directly from experiences of a dramatic or calmness in nature and landscape.

We hear that Nigel Slater is a fan of Hannah's work (we like him) and rumour has it that Nicholas Serota might be about to come calling. Hannah has strong local connections - her mother was both a bell ringer and a girl guide in Smarden and her grandfather still lives in nearby Pluckley.