I originally trained in Textile Art, at Camberwell and the Royal College of Art and as a young graduate spent several years earning a living as a London based designer where I sold hand painted silks and batiks to fashion designers.
After twenty years of teaching art, I got back to making my own work. Gardens and landscapes started me off while living in rural Worcestershire and now, living in Chesham, I absorb a new and inspiring landscape in the wonderful Chilterns.
I am a keen gardener and use my own garden as inspiration as well as many other gardens I visit. As the seasons change, they bring with them their own set of colours and excitement.
I use acrylic paints to build layers of colour before working in more detail. Attempting to capture the feel of a season or time of day using colours and form, layers and silhouette – these things all motivate me.
I have exhibited in galleries and exhibitions in Birmingham, London, Oxford and more locally in the Chilterns. I sell to private collectors in the UK and abroad. I regularly take part in Bucks Art Weeks and other local exhibitions.
Paula Hamilton January 2024