Hannah's portrait of Trevor Nun in his study was long-listed for the BP Portrait Award 2015
Revd Canon J. John
'Hannah Rose has a unique creative gift and ability. Her portrait of me is stunning. Everyone comments how she has captured me perfectly both in look and facial gestures. .' Revd Canon J.John
Canon Andrew White (The Vicar of Bagdhad)
"Hannah Rose is not just an outstanding artist but she is totally dedicated to the work of relief, peace and reconciliation in the Middle East. As a fluent Arabic speaker she has very much been part of the work supporting refugees from Iraq and Syria seeking refuge in the area ... and has amazingly depicted reconciliation in her work." Canon Andrew White
Hannah was commissioned to paint Ahmad Al-Rashid's portrait by The Migration Museum.
Ahmad, a Syrian Kurd from Aleppo, sat for his portrait in April 2015. He was forced to flee the Syrian civil war and conscription into the army. His perilous journey to England featured in the documentary ‘Exodus: Our Journey to Europe,’ aired on BBC2 in July 2015. Ahmad has recently finished his MA at SOAS University in London.
The Arabic is taken from a poem by the Syrian writer Mohammad Al-Maghut:
Can I cry enough phosphorescent tears for my people to know how I suffer on their behalf?