Susie Hamilton is a British painter who lives and works in London. She is a graduate of both St. Martin’s School of Art and Byam Shaw School of Art and has a PhD in English Literature from London University.
‘I paint figures in a wilderness she says. This may be natural wilderness, a tropical forest or an ice-field, or it may be a bleak public space such as superstore, casino, hospital, banqueting hall or shopping mall. I like painting animals because they express a joyousness and a world of dynamism.’ The animals she paints are semi concealed – hidden in their sequestered world. A bird sits puffed up on a branch Set in difficult and exacting places, the figures are also made more vulnerable by my ˜iconoclastic” method of painting which seeks to deface or undo them.’