MO HAMILTON

artist

Moving Back to My Home Studio 

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For a year and half I have been at Artspace sharing a studio with June Parker and although it was a wonderful experience to be there I am happy to be moving back home. One of the advantages being that I will have all my art supplies back in one place! For the last couple of years I have primarily been focused on printmaking with my ongoing 100 Houses Project and block-printing on fabric. My painting was put to the side as I didn’t have enough room for all my supplies at my downtown studio. I look forward to taking up the brush again in the new year to further explore mixed-medium. This fall I took a couple of courses on graphic design and web design and I discovered that web design is not my thing! School took up so much of my creative energy and my 100 Houses Project was a bit neglected as a result. In the new year I look forward to continueing my 100 Houses Project, exploring more possibilities with block-printing on fabric, getting back into my painting and teaching more workshops.

This fall I applied to teach a 5 day workshop on Block-printing on Fabric at Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts and I was accepted. The dates for the workshop are July 2-6 2018.  If you don’t know about MISSA I encourage you to check it out. I took a printmaking  workshop with Carol Rae there a couple of summers ago and learnt so much while having a lovely time at the beautiful oceanside setting of Pearson College. Also keep an eye out as I will be offering more workshops locally as well as in Smithers and Terrace. 

If you would like to purchase some of my house prints, paintings or block-printed items  or you would like me to teach in your community you can contact me via this website or give me a call (250 563 2271) and we can set up an appointment. Thank you to all of you who have supported my creative endeavers over the years and I am excited to see what the new year will bring. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you all. 

Mo

Author: Mo Hamilton

I use the symbols and vibrant colors of naïve art - a language we can share and understand - to communicate an inward vision. As an artist, I obtain my inspiration from the external world around me, but reveal in my paintings the internal world of my imagination. By reducing my images to their essential elements, I can bring simplicity, myth, and the primal, to my explorations of limits and boundaries with the intent of moving beyond them. Recently, I have worked on a series of paintings that explore the soul’s journey. I have followed my vision to places I had not intended to go allowing my intuition to guide me. I have found power in words and incorporated them in my work; I have used collage and montage to go places I had not been before, while the triptych has allowed me to explore edges and opposites, parts of the whole. I use life story as the dark, rich compost to generate new creation and have in my most recent paintings worked more intuitively than ever before.

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