Pam Hamilton - Painting
Pam Hamilton is a visual artist born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University, specializing in illustration and visual communications. Her career started in Chicago as a graphic designer, fashion illustrator, and art director before adding fine art to the mix. Pam’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions throughout the Midwest and Southeast. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in both Chicago and Knoxville. Her work can be found in private collections, internationally. She has received numerous awards and grants for her work. Presently, Pam creates art out of her home studio. She has curated exhibitions, taught classes, and mentored up-and-coming artists.
"My paintings focus on women of all walks of life. The last year has inspired new work focusing on the prairie, portraits, and groups of figures. The surface of the painting is critical and I spend time with the texture and colors. Embracing the unexpected, layers are built up, wiped off, and painted over. My appreciation for things aging and well-worn shows through in the hints of cracking paint and textured surfaces that evolve as I work."