Lisa M. Hamilton

Lisa Hamilton during her exhibition at Cerulean Arts

The fish were quiet companions. The pond and the gentle sounds of the waterfall were my sanctuary. I sat there in the morning, the afternoon. I listened to the wind, the trees, the birds, the distant cars and sounds of the neighbors. The emotions streamed endlessly from despair, depression and sadness. I was on an unwanted journey navigating the physical and emotional feelings of stage 3 cancer. And the fish and the pond were unconditional company requiring very little of me. The magnificent beautiful weather of the Fall of 2017 and the ability to appreciate it sitting by the pond was both ironic and the only positive aspect of my life. I endured the 14 month journey with the loving support from family and friends close and distant. Forever grateful for their kindness, understanding and love.
This body work is a testament to that unwanted journey. An exploration of the beauty I saw and the pain I felt through the lens of the pond.
The work in the exhibition is a starting point. It is evolving. It began with a painting that is still in progress. I had planned to do a series of paintings. But I think like a printmaker. When the painting wasn't going where I wanted it to, I began a series of toner wash drawings that I exposed into screens. While I was printing the screens, I became excited about painting again. Then the quarantine. All of my screens were locked away at PAFA. So I returned to painting and completed A Moment’s Reflection. I also began exploring collage with the screen prints I had taken home. In June, I got access to collect my screens and work from PAFA which enabled me to return to printing the screens exploring various possibilities of color and overlays. I am currently tagging between printing, collage and painting. A journey that is exciting and wanted. 

Lisa Hamilton's most recent solo exhibition was held August 5 - 23, 2020. A selection of her works is currently available at the gallery as indicated. For inquiries on all other works shown, please Contact Us

A Moment's Reflection, oil on board, 36" x 48" 

Surface Contemplation, acrylic on canvas, 17.75" x 24.75" 

Afternoon Dream, acrylic on canvas, 19.75" x 24.75" 

Unwanted Shadow, screenprint collage, 40" x 17.75" 

Drowning, screenprint collage, 40" x 17.75"   

Waterfall Absence of Water, screenprint, 24" x 18" 

Waterfall In Motion, screenprint, 24" x 18" 

Waterfall Lost In Noise, screenprint, 24" x 18" 

Waterfall Shimmer of Light, screenprint, 24" x 18" 

Trying to Disappear, screenprint collage, 24" x 18"   

Dream of Solitude, encaustic, 7.5" x 12"  Available 

Just a Thought Traveling, intaglio print, 7" x 9"  Available 

Reflecting Pool, encaustic, 11.5" x 12"  Available 

Solace, monotype print, 9" x 10.25"  Available 

Transparent in the Mass, monotype, screen print, 12" x 12"  Available 

Loss of a Friend, intaglio, chine colle, screen print, 19" x 16"  SOLD  

Weed II After Bager, intaglio, chine colle, 17.5" x 14.5"  Available 

Dandelion, intaglio print, 17.5" x 14.5"  SOLD

Contemplation, oil on wood, 12" x 14"  SOLD