a b o u t t h e a r t i s t
Aaron Hamilton was born in Grand Bay. Soon after, his family moved to Concord, where he grew up. He is the last of 5 children; 3 girls and 2 boys. He attended Concord Primary School and St. Andrew High School. He dropped out of school in the third form, “Primary school provided me with a little for what I crave in art, which high school did not. From then I had to learn other skills to find means and ways to live. Even with that I remained positive to life and the outcomes it brings.”
Hamilton works as a curator of the museum at the Old Mill Cultural Centre, where he also teaches an art class.
a b o u t t h e w o r k
Volume 9 Issue 2
watercolour on paper
“[This painting is] more of applying the things I have learnt during the past years; and that very important because it makes me more confident. Also it gives me satisfaction, and has allowed me to be bold in my application of …colour to my canvas. Painting a lion fish wasn’t going to be difficult, and of course I was in the mood for painting. I chose watercolour, [because] I hadn’t used this medium in a while, but first I drew it with pen and then went on to make another sketch with pencil before actually painting with watercolour. I felt good and relax, calm and in my comfort zone I think that it the best way to paint when you are relax. …I love my work and the way that I do paint, I am also open to learn more and to share the talents that I have with others.”