Approaching her subjects as studies of light, colour and form, painter Tsering Hannaford finds inspiration in the everyday. Capturing the beauty in the bloom of a flower, which will be gone tomorrow, or the attitude of a sitter at some period in their life, her true to life portraits, landscapes and still life paintings are rich and evocative. Hannaford, mentored by her father, the esteemed painter Robert Hannaford, began painting seriously in 2012 after completing a BA in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Art History at the University of Adelaide. She has since honed her skills at the Art Students’ League of New York and Grand Central Atelier. In 2014 she was a finalist in the Portia Geach Memorial Award (highly commended in 2014) and a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, and in 2015 she was a finalist in the Archibald Prize. View Tsering Hannaford's CV here.