Ann Arora is an artist and art educator from Sydney who is interested in how both deliberate and intuitive or improvisational processes inform the habits of observation, selection and representation in painting.  Ann has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Art and Bachelor of Art Education from The University of NSW – COFA (now UNSW Art and Design. ) Ann had her first solo show at Sheffer Gallery in September 2013 and has since been selected as a finalist in many prestigious art prize including the Portia Geach Memorial Award (2020, 2013) the Percival Portrait Painting Prize (2020, 2018) The 2020 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, The Mosman Art Prize (2017) The Salon des Refuses (2016) The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2015 (semi-finalist) theand the Korea Australia Arts Foundation (KAAF) Art Prize. (2018) Ann is an accomplished portrait painter who has received both figure-in-landscape and portrait commissions from clients in Australia and overseas. Her work is held in the collection of the National Westminster Bank and in private collections in Australia, USA and India.