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Pam Hamilton


"I'm known for my abstract female figures, but explore other subjects. Solitude, inner, timeless beauty is the essence behind all my work." | Instargram: ABOUT MY ART: With varying degrees of abstraction, I paint abstract figures with the underlying essence of silence and solitude – essential moments in life. The surface of the painting is critical and I spend time with the texture and colors. Embracing the unexpected, layers are built up, wiped off, and painted over. My appreciation for...

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... things aging and well-worn shows through in the hints of cracking paint and textured surfaces that evolve as I work.

ABOUT ME: I grew up in Springfield, Illinois riding my bike and playing kick-the-can, when everything was groovy. The coloring book was my first canvas. Somewhere in the middle of college, I put down my crayons and brushes to study graphic design. After a successful design career, and the addition of a husband and two kids, I’m back to brushes and canvas. It’s not a glamorous life – toting around paintings in the back of a minivan – but you could still say I’m the luckiest girl in the world! I get to do what I love with full support of a cool family. My life is back to groovy.

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1st Place, Painting— Evanston Art and Big Fork, August 2018, 2019
Outstanding Achievement — Glencoe Art Fair, July 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
3rd Place, Painting — Port Clinton Art Festival, August 2017
Painting Award — Grand Haven Art Festival, Michigan, June 2016
1st Place, Painting — Evanston Art and Big Fork Festival, September 2015
​​​​​​​Painting Award — Grand Haven Art Festival, Michigan, June 2015
Outstanding Achievement — Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago, June 2015
Lois Goodson Memorial Purchase Award — Quincy, IL, June 2014
Schuering Purchase Award — Quincy, IL, June 2012
Puffin Foundation Grant — Art Changing the View Project, March 2011
3rd Place Award — Mayslake Peabody Estate Art Exhibit, June 2009
Award of Merit — Oak Park, IL, May 2009

Medium womeninpink

A Strong Presence
Paintings: Acrylic

Medium ageless

Paintings: Acrylic

Medium companyoffriends

Degas Girls
Paintings: Acrylic

Medium subtleenergy

Subtle Energy (giclee)
Paintings: Acrylic

Medium figureditout

Figured it Out
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs

Medium embracewhoiam

Embrace Who I Am
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs