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NAEL HANNA


Nael Hanna was born in 1959 in Nineveh, Northern Iraq, of mixed cultural background, including Iraqi and Greek nationality and Syrian Christian Orthodox faith. Showing a keen interest in art from an early age, he spent much of his childhood drawing people, birds and animals. He entered college at the age of nineteen before being drafted into the army to serve during the Iraq-Iran War. He continued to paint whilst in military service and was awarded a Scholarship by the Ministry of Education, Baghdad, to study art in Britain. In 1983 he undertook art and language courses in Southampton before being accepted for the Fine Art degree course at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee. In 1987, Nael won a further scholarship to study at Hospitalfield Summer School, Arbroath, and it was during this time that he developed his great passion for painting the east coast of Scotland, with its dramatic scenery and ever changing weather. Upon graduating with First Class Honours in 1989, Nael studied in Florence, having been awarded The Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Scholarship, before returning to Dundee and the rural Angus countryside where he made his home. Nael initially lectured and taught whilst continuing to develop his own distinctive work. He has won a number of awards and exhibited in many countries including Malaysia, Egypt and the USA. He is a regular exhibitor at the RGI, RSA, SSA and SSAC annual shows, and also with prominent galleries throughout the UK. His paintings are included in major public and private collections worldwide. Today Nael devotes his time fully to painting. He continues to be inspired both by his deep love of nature, and also by his fascination with the elements which are so dramatically displayed within the Scottish landscape and its coastlines.


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West Haven Creels

NAEL HANNA

mixed media 12 x 12 in 1400

Night at Auchtmithie

NAEL HANNA

oil on board 6 x 10 in 950

Fishermans Spot, East Haven

NAEL HANNA

mixed media 8 x 16 in 1500

Fife Waters with Moonlight

NAEL HANNA

mixed media 8 x 16 in 1500

Earth Energy

NAEL HANNA

mixed media 12 x 12 in 1400

Abandoned Boat, Auchmithie

NAEL HANNA

oil on board 8 x 16 in 1500