Artists & Illustrators

Ania Hobson

The studio has been a second home for Ania Hobson of late. The talented young portrait painter is currently preparing for her first London solo exhibition and the deadline is looming. “I’ve been in here pretty much all week, from 8am to 5pm, and I’ll be standing all day,” she says. “It’s really intense, I think I’ve made myself ill a few times.”

Of course, you’d never tell from the bright, breezy way in which Ania recounts all of this. If she is stressed, it doesn’t show. She works at Asylum Studios in Suffolk, a co-operative based at the former RAF Bentwaters. Her own space is tidy, high-ceilinged and filled with plants. “I love the space so much, I just want to make it like my home because I spend a lot of time there. It’s the one place where I’ll go even if I’m

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