When I paint I am illustrating the way in which I am connected to my environment. I am drawn to the patterns, colors and figures that I see in daily life,which I use to populate a world of my own. I feel the energy from each individual piece and imagine the story it tells. I want my surfaces to radiate light and tease emotion. I become lost in the layers of paint and begin to formulate a story. Texture, color and motion are all important elements of my work that complete the experience.
Mattye Hamilton is a painter and printmaker living in Baltimore, MD. She uses luscious, unexpected combinations of color, pattern and line, infusing her work with equal measures of nature and style.