The renowned B.C. artist, highly successful painter and philosophy graduate Lalita Hamill trained at the Vancouver Academy of Art and has now been teaching for over thirty years. She skillfully mixes inspiration from historical, mythical and philosophical subjects into magnificent, beautiful and culturally important paintings. Her paintings evoke Titian works, and her style is reminiscent of the old masters.
She grew up in a small town in northern British Columbia and graduated over twenty years ago with a philosophy degree from the University of Victoria with a view to becoming a philosophy professor. On her search to find paintings to match her burgeoning interest in subjects including Plato’s cave she was surprised to only find a limited number. After formal classical training in the Vancouver Academy of Arts ten years ago she became the sole breadwinner for her family and daughter for 5 years when her husband Patrick was involved in a car accident (fortunately he is now fully recovered).
Her background in teaching various fields was a great starting point for creating courses. Since then she has become a firm fixture on the Canadian painting course scene winning the Grand Prize at the 2014 Annual International Representational Show in Vancouver.
A Battle of the Brush Season 2 participant, she is a great teacher who manages a full timetable of courses for students of all levels in watercolours, acrylics and her favorite medium of oil. She went to Guiyang, China on an exchange of West Canadian artists where she brought western philosophical ideas to the east through her works in critically acclaimed shows.
Watercolour and painting courses in 2016:
Come and get your painting critiqued at Langley’s City Library!
You don’t even need to be a painter to come and take part in these free art critiques. The community based arts organization Langley Arts Council sponsors the evenings. May 30, June 27, 2016.
Come to Lalita’s studio in Walnut Grove for select classes with small groups in all painting mediums including watercolour. Over 4-hour sessions you can either learn the basics of painting or tailor your path the next level of artistic prowess through a personal analysis by Lalita. Contact her to schedule your sessions. Tuesdays to June 21 and/or Wednesdays until June 22, 2016.
Summer Institute in Teacher Education
From July 4th to 8th and July 11th to 15th at with the University of Fraser Valley, Lalita is offering teacher education training in her Cultivating Creative Expression through Technique: Drawing and Watercolour for Gr. course. If you are a teacher and want to expand your horizons sign up now and earn credits!
Lalita is a keen writter and blogger and you can follow her on twitter, facebook and contact her on her website lalitahamill.com