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Nested Spirit

Nested Spirit, 2016. Acrylic & metal leaf on canvas, 36" x 24

CottonLandscape

Cotton Landscape, 2016. Acrylic & metal leaf on canvas

Copper Gown

Copper Gown, 2015. Acrylic & metal leaf on canvas 36" x 36".

Jeweled Kimono

Jeweled Kimono, 2015. Acrylic & metal leaf on canvas, 40" x 30"

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About Mattye

Mattye Hamilton is a painter and printmaker living in Baltimore, MD. She received her BFA in painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art in 1994. She uses luscious, unexpected combinations of color, pattern, and line, infusing her work with equal measures of nature and style. Hamilton’s work has been exhibited throughout Baltimore including Jordan Faye Contemporary, Fleckenstein Gallery, Minas Gallery, Patrick Sutton Home and MAXGallery. Her works have also been published in several magazines... more

Dream Series

In 2016 I began exploring abstract stories...stories that could perhaps be completely real, but only in another time or place. I am interested in that edge, where reality slips into dream. I like to gaze in both directions when I am working my canvas.

  • Nested Spirit

    Acrylic & metal leaf on canvas, 36" x 24", 2016
  • Cotton Landscape

    Acrylic & metal leaf on canvas, 20" x 24", 2016
  • Glass Dome

    Acrylic & metal leaf on canvas, 30" x 24" 2016
  • The Gate

    Acrylic & metal leaf on canvas, 24" x 12", 2016
  • The Locket

    Acrylic & metal leaf on canvas, 36" x 24", 2016

Abstracts

Patterns and figures feature heavily in my work. At the end of 2016, I began focusing more on pattern, eliminating the figure. This is just the beginning of a series that I am currently working on. More to come!

  • Spring

    Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48", 2017
  • Autumn

    Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36", 2017
  • Silver Moss

    Acrylic & metal leaf on canvas, 2016

Glimmer

In 2015 I started experimenting with metal leaf, working it into sections of my paintings. The metallic hues have added a certain warmth and radiance, lending a spiritual feeling to my figures. I sense a warmth emanating from the canvas, and I connect with the work in a way that is organic and spontaneous.

Figures in Bloom

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 then 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.

Petals

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 then 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.

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