Birdspot. On the road. Drawing birds.
Whitewater Draw, AZ. Egg tempera on panel, 2014.
Whitewater Draw, AZ. Egg tempera on panel, 2014.

Whitewater Draw, AZ. Egg tempera on panel, 2014.

This Saturday, July 25th, I will be the keynote presenter at the Sea & Sage Audubon summer barbecue bash. Held at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, CA, the event features a used nature book sale, plentiful BBQ, nature walks, and my feature presentation at 8:15. I will be showing the art I have made over the last five years while traveling, and I will be telling all of the stories that I don’t tell here. ;) My apologies for my long absence – if anyone is reading this, thank you!

More info on the event can be found here: http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/SpecialEvents/BBQ/SummerBBQ.html

White-whiskered Puffbird, colored pencil on paper, 2014.

White-whiskered Puffbird, colored pencil on paper, 2014.

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I am happy to announce “A Gathering: Dozier Bell, Catherine Hamilton, Jane Rosen, Kiki Smith” at The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Galleries, Georgia State University. The exhibit runs January 16 – March 13, 2014. Opening reception is Jan 16, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

From the press release:

“A Gathering” is a tightly focused four-artist exhibition featuring painting, drawing, prints and sculpture by the internationally recognized artists Dozier Bell, Catherine Hamilton, Jane Rosen and Kiki Smith. The curator, Cynthia Farnell, has selected pieces in which the artists use images of birds. Farnell says, “I’m interested in how the bird imagery functions in different ways as metaphors in each artist’s work. In Smith’s and Rosen’s prints, drawings and sculpture, the raptors and crows are clearly symbolic, tapping into mythical notions of the avian. Hamilton’s delicate representational watercolors of deceased sparrows are matter-of-fact, allowing the viewer to contemplate the circumstances of their deaths: window strikes, specimens and road kills, all encounters with humans in the environment. An ominous tone is also struck by Bell in her charcoal landscapes. The small size of her drawings is in contrast with her subject matter and adds to their mystery, with birds of prey wheeling in vast and stormy skies.”

For more information: http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwgal/index.html

©Catherine Hamilton 2013, with all rights reserved

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I am very pleased to announce that my work will be up for exhibition in “A Gathering: Dozier Bell, Catherine Hamilton, Jane Rosen, and Kiki Smith” at the Welch Gallery at Georgia State University, in Atlanta, this January! I will post the invite info as soon as I have it.

Image: Road Kill I (Northern Saw-whet Owl), watercolor on paper, 2013
©2013 Catherine Hamilton, with all rights reserved

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See? I am posting again. A little study for a painting I am working on. Ink and watercolor on gray paper.