Fanny Rush is one of Britain’s leading portrait painters. Based in London she works internationally.
She is a born artist. This gift is the root of her success in her working life, she sees and encapsulates what is beautiful.
Fanny and her brother the sculptor Joe Rush grew up in London, the children of artists Peter Rush and Caroline Lucas. Her artistic talents and youthful interests lead to her first profession as a fashion stylist working in photography which suited her perfectly. The job made very good use of her abilities and pretty soon she was at the top of her field and flying around the world on fashion shoots. By her thirties she had moved into film as an art director and it was while working in São Paulo Brazil in the mid 1990s that her work won a Cannes film award.
At about that same time she picked up a paintbrush, and fell overwhelmingly in love with painting. Knowing immediately that it was what she was born to do, she returned to London and became a professional painter.
It was her fascination with humanity that led her to portrait painting. It is her instinctive understanding of people that has enabled her to see who a person truly is, and to paint the best of them in a sensitive and personal way. It is this intuition together with her intrinsic and learned talent for design and colour, combined with the painting skills she has cultivated over twenty years that make her portraits so special.