Lorna Hamilton's blog

Tuesday, 19 June, 2018
John Busby in Drawing Birds, 2014, said ‘To copy from nature without resolving our own thoughts is a barren process’. I copied from nature for many years and when I applied for the John Busby bursary, I had stopped painting altogether and had pretty much given up on my art. I knew the barrenness John had spoken off and it was not a nice place to be.  I was desperately looking for an answer because nature and art were something I had once loved.I came to the course expectant to receive the answer I needed and I was not disappointed. I was greeted with a warm, friendly...
Monday, 13 May, 2013
In May, 2013 I had the honour and pleasure of being part of a nine person team to the Cayman Islands. The 10 day expedition led by Jeff Whiting and Guy Harvey focused on scuba diving the stunning waters around the Cayman islands with particular attention on the endangered Green Turtle. It was certainly a trip of a lifetime. Having learned to scuba dive the previous year, I was excited to experience clear water diving with six other artists and two film makers.The sea of the Cayman Islands contrasted greatly with the Irish waters I had trained in. Having visibility of up to 30 metres gave a...