Sanna Tomac was born in Sweden. She studied drawing and painting at The Florence Academy of Art between 1996-1998. Afterward, she studied briefly with the painter Odd Nerdrum in Norway together with her husband, whom she met at the FAA, Hans-Peter Szameit, being the first students from the FAA to connect with Nerdrum and the Norwegian school. In 2000, Sanna and Hans moved to the United States and in 2001 they founded Pantura Studios where they established their studios and taught a growing group of students who came from across the country and abroad. In early 2006 they moved to Stockholm, Sweden with their two children and founded The Swedish Academy of Realist Art, Atelier Stockholm (SARA). Sanna is presently the Artistic Director and a primary instructor at SARA. Her most recent project was a monumental ceiling painting commission for the Bååtska Palace in Stockholm. Sanna's paintings and drawings can be found in public and private collections throughout the world.