Introducing Amy Hamilton: The Animal’s Artist. Today we are exploring an artist who is not only talented with her brush accents, but also her handling of colour! She has a glorious way of portraying various wild animals in a glowing, mysterious yet powerful light and is an individual in her own right.
Of the works we have speculated, the lion, the wolf, the zebra and various deers, we are already a massive fan of hers! Her work fully embraces the art of painting, expressive merging paint marks and the vast range of the colour spectrum available. We like that she makes full use of this, which a lot of graphics we are used to working with have a more diluted, reduced palette for brief purposes. In several circumstances she showcases various watercolour-esque painting qualities and bleeding, which add a bit of roughage and authenticity to her prints. They are wild, magnificent and a great feature to attract eyes if they were to be displayed on a plain wall! Not only this, but it is also apparent in her work that she appreciates both ends of the artistic spectrum; a fine attention to detail to a more vigorous expressive, large –stroked language. This as an admirable technique in still life and this genre of portraiture, as it can add a central point focus-much like a camera lens does- to a piece of artwork.
The art is consistent as each subject is mounted on a white or plain background, giving full attention to the feature. We also enjoy her ad-lib, experimental marks surrounding the subject as context, as if it were dashed with faded inks! Very dynamic pieces all round.
Her various prints (and lots of phone cases, bags and clothing designs) are available on Society.6’s website- a well-known platform for celebrating art, design, illustration and lots of product design goodies to get your hands on. Take a look at her as well as what’s on offer!