Peter Barker Fine Art


Hannah Merson

Hannah Merson Image
Hannah was born in rural Exmoor in 1976. She moved to Nottingham in 1995 to attend University, reading zoology, then went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant and work in various financial roles for the next few years. In 2009 and after the birth of her two children, Hannah decided to take a career break from Finance and started painting.

She has been taught by the celebrated equestrian painter Malcolm Coward. In 2011 Hannah was selected to take part in a yearlong mentorship program with the renowned American artist Kevin Macpherson, who introduced her to the power of a limited palette, often only using the three primaries plus white for her paintings.

Alongside Malcolm Coward and Kevin Macpherson Hannah is inspired by artists such as Sir Alfred Munnings, Anders Zorn, Scott Christensen, Ken Howard, David Curtis and Trevor Chamberlain.

Hannah is a member of the Society of Equestrian artists and has won four awards at the Society’s annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

Hannah’s paintings are characterised by her clean placement of colour, and her knowledge of horses is self-evident in her equestrian work, but she has a very keen eye for singing light, with so many of her paintings reflecting strong accents of heavy impasto marks on the sunlit elements.

Hannah Merson
Working Lunch Image

Working Lunch
Oil on Board, 10 x 8 ins SOLD

Paddling Image

Oil on Board, 12 x 16 ins

Feeding the Ducks Image

Feeding the Ducks
Oil on Board, 8 x 10 ins SOLD