Lorna Hamilton

Lorna Hamilton

Field sketching, wildlife, landscape, figure

Favourite destination
Anywhere wild

Favourite medium
Oils, coloured pencil, crayon

My best pictures are the ones I have enjoyed the most. Hence my aim in everything I create is to have fun!

Lorna worked as a realist painter for over 20 years but became frustrated with her tight and controlled style. She went back to drawing directly from nature, helping her move towards a free and expressive way of working. It is this journey of change that gives Lorna great insight into helping others find their creative voice.

Lorna’s approach is playful and painterly. She uses a limited palette of just primaries plus black and white, often working wet in wet to create colourful and lively paintings. She spends a lot of time outdoors as an avid walker and sketcher.

Lorna has been a full-time painter since 1995, after graduating with BA (Hons) Fine Art from the University of Ulster, Belfast. Her work has been shown alongside many of the top wildlife artists from around the world in exhibitions hosted by, the Society of Animal Artists, ( New York) Birds in Art, (Wisconsin) and Artists for Conservation, (Vancouver) of which she is a signature member. She has travelled extensively with her work, most notably a scuba dive expedition to the Cayman Islands and Cortes Island to undertake training with master wildlife artist, Robert Bateman.