linden hamilton

Joined Artfinder: April 2018

Artworks for sale: 7

United Kingdom

About linden hamilton

 
 
  • Biography
    I come from a family of artists. My father and his father both painted and so I have been drawing and making things from a young age. I initially trained and worked as an illustrator, working in London for book and magazine publishers, such as Penguin, Mills and Boon, Collins, Pan, Womans Weekly and My Weekly. After a break to bring up my family, I spent the next 26 years sculpting animals. I've always had a fascination and love of animals, particularly horses and I was lucky enough to turn that passion into a career. I started exhibiting through Brighton Open Houses and then joined Surrey sculpture society, exhibiting my work at some beautiful venues around the country and abroad. I have also made three permanent pieces of sculpture for London Zoo, two Sumatran tigers and a pygmy hippo. Recently heavy lifting has become a problem for me and so it's been a real pleasure to return to illustration. I make my pictures in oil pastel mainly, as I love the strong marks and depth of colour. My main aim is to capture as much of the spirit and movement of the animal that I'm portraying by using contrasting colours and the play of light.
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Biography

I come from a family of artists. My father and his father both painted and so I have been drawing and making things from a young age. I initially trained and worked as an illustrator, working in London for book and magazine publishers, such as Penguin, Mills and Boon, Collins, Pan, Womans Weekly and My Weekly. After a break to bring up my family, I spent the next 26 years sculpting animals. I've always had a fascination and love of animals, particularly horses and I was lucky enough to turn that passion into a career. I started exhibiting through Brighton Open Houses and then joined Surrey sculpture society, exhibiting my work at some beautiful venues around the country and abroad. I have also made three permanent pieces of sculpture for London Zoo, two Sumatran tigers and a pygmy hippo. Recently heavy lifting has become a problem for me and so it's been a real pleasure to return to illustration. I make my pictures in oil pastel mainly, as I love the strong marks and depth of colour. My main aim is to capture as much of the spirit and movement of the animal that I'm portraying by using contrasting colours and the play of light.
 
 
 
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