HANNAH ROSE THOMAS – “The Art Of Empathy”

Hannah is an English artist, graduating in Arabic and History Studies, and an MA from the Prince’s School of Traditional Art in London. Hannah is currently studying her PhD at Glasgow University as a UNESCO and MIDEQ Scholar.Whilst living in Jordan during 2014 Hannah organized art projects for Syrian refugees under the auspices of UNHCR. This experience led her to seek ways to combine her art and humanitarian work and she subsequently began painting the refugees she met, to show the personal face of suffering, behind the global crisis when the people are often shrouded by statistics.
In August 2017 Hannah took her art project to Northern Iraq with Yezidi women who had escaped ISIS and in April 2018 she worked in the refugee camps on the Myanmar border. Her most recent project has been with survivors of Boko Haram and Fulani violence in Northern Nigeria. Through her art Hannah gives voice to the voiceless, lionizes the isolated and prescribes dignity for the persecuted and forcibly displaced. Hannah seeks to use art as a tool for advocacy bringing the stories of her female artists into places of both governmental and charitable influence throughout the world.www.hannahrosethomas.com