Although participating in the Moostletoe Studio Tour won’t be Laura Hamilton’s first studio tour this year, it’s sure to be as welcoming as any past tour the local painter has put together for Moose Jaw.
Hamilton is famous for her colourful, romantic imagery of girls and women, always in a state of movement. Each painting offers a feeling of whimsy, which Hamilton captures by reaching into the mindset of the adventurous woman who lives inside of each person.
Her subjects almost always feature quaint clothing — like stockings, sunhats, and fluttering A-line dresses, for example — and pull from Hamilton’s own roots growing up on the prairies, in Moose Jaw. She tries to capture the experience of fresh country living.
Hamilton began painting in 2014, and now makes it a full-time endeavour of creativity, which she calls “my haven, my refuge, and my retreat.”
Hamilton’s studio is located in her home, and each time she hosts an open house, she decorates the entire first floor of her house in her work — which she has not only on canvas, but also printed on a variety of other home decor products.
“I absolutely love opening my home to the public,” said Hamilton. “It’s the perfect day to grow your own collection or get some early Christmas shopping done.”
October is also the month in which Hamilton is releasing her 2020 calendar, which will be available during the tour. Visitors can also take a look at Hamilton’s most recent work, “The Nativity,” as well as some limited edition productions.
Hamilton’s studio is located at 128 Blue Sage Dr. More information on Laura Hamilton as an artist is available on her website.