Janet Hamilton

My artwork is a combination of bold, vibrant colors and organic textures. I simply try to create paintings that inspire emotions and create a mood. I love what a good color palette can do and make you feel. Second to the color is the texture. I stack, layer, and scrape the paint using various knives to create the desired depth. The paint becomes the subject and takes on the direction and energy expressed.

My recent body of work features a series of collage landscapes. They are carefully arranged and have a slightly weathered feeling to them. I use the horizon as a means of creating structure, while the colors and textures crash and collide on the canvas. These compositions are freed from the everyday images in my mind to create a new form of visual energy.