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, Grand Central Atelier and Studio Escalier. In 2014 she was Highly Commended for the Portia Geach Memorial Award and a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, and in 2019 she was a Highly Commended for the Archibald Prize. View Tsering Hannaford's CV here.