Bio of Andrew Hamilton Juror for 2019 Juried Art Show & Sale, GNAAA
Andrew Hamilton is a Canadian Drawing Master, a Professor of Fine Arts and is an accomplished, award winning painter in acrylic, oil and watercolor mediums. Using a highly imaginative palette of the three primaries plus white he has learned that all the colors of the universe are at hand. Combining this with a loose, inventive colorful style and with great freshness and immediacy he paints the landscape. Painting mostly on location, en Plein air, Andrew paints in all four seasons capturing the beauty and natural rhythms of each. Andrew has painted from coast to coast traveling painting and capturing in paint this vast land. Using various media and traveling extensively, Andrew captures the rhythms, colors and moods of the landscape that inspires him. Andrew studied in Victoria and four years at OCAD. In his last year at OCAD Andrew had the privilege of apprenticing with acclaimed Canadian landscape painter Doris McCarthy for a year and a half who for many years studied and worked with the famed Canadian Group of Seven. Andrew is inspired to follow in their landscape tradition. He presently lives in Brighton Ontario and maintains a studio and gallery there called Gallery 96. Andrew is now retired from St. Lawrence College as Curator of the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery and Fine Arts Professor and Faculty Advisor to focus exclusively on his art and workshop practice. Andrew has also taught at The Albright Knox Art Gallery, Durham College, The Varley Art Gallery, Thousand Island School of Art, Loyalist Summer Arts Programs and The Cedar Ridge Art Centre. Andrew is also the Executive Director of Art Ventures, Director of the Markham School of Fine Art, Prince Edward County School of Art, and the Peggy's Cove School of Fine Art.