Garry Hamilton, SCA

Artist's Statement

Painting is my passion.

From my first crayon in kindergarten I was hooked. I have been drawing and painting ever since.

My goal is to capture the essence of my subject.

To edit out irrelevant detail and focus on enhancing what is significant.

And doing it with joy and empathy for my subject.

My preferred subject is people. I prefer older models whose faces tell a story. Joy, grief, success, disappointment, loss, love are revealed in lines and wrinkles of these faces.

Background

1st Vice President CSPWC ( Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour ) 2014 - 2018

Won multiple awards in International Watercolour Competitions

Previously Columnist/Illustrator Cape Breton Post and Full time cartoonist/illustrator Montreal Star

Previously Full time Art teacher at Sheridan College, ON and Dawson College, QC

Graduate of OCA, Ontario College of Art 1963

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