Sue Gustaf Hamilton
Hello, and welcome to my work!
My name is Sue Hamilton and I am an artist on Whidbey Island, where I am fortunate to find nonstop inspiration in the abundant nature of the Pacific Northwest.
Starting from a very young age, drawing and painting have been an integral part of my life experience. My family was very supportive and encouraging.
After graduation from high school in 1971, I pursued a formal education in art at School of Associated Arts and Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Like most artists, living has come with the daily challenges of needing consistent income, and only recently have I been able to enjoy my retirement years as a full-time oil painter, showing and selling my pieces at the Museo Gallery in the seaside village of Langley, WA.
As a hands-on artist, I enjoy all aspects of bringing a painting to life, right down to stretching my own canvas.
Perhaps my favorite part of the process involves giving my playful inner child a role in the paintings. I find that, unlike a more “serious adult,” she is not afraid to explore with abandon, and I love the ways in which her whimsical solutions make their way onto the compositions.
My current body of work takes its inspiration from the backdrop of iconic Double Bluff Beach, particularly from people who visit with their dogs.
Thank you for your interest in my paintings.
Parents embraced creativity
Grade School to High School Art Classes
School of Associated Arts, St Paul MN
MCAD, Minneapolis MN
Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend WA 2019 - Jurors Award and Peoples Award
Museo Gallery (https://museo.cc)
"Sue's paintings are absolutely magical. A whimsical reflection of not just the subject matter but of her enthusiasm and playfulness in life."