My idea for Elmer was to use his painted sculpture as a medium to celebrate the abundant beauty and diversity of wildlife on earth. I also hoped it might stir a thought of comtemplation on how, as individuals, we can contribute in some way to help keep our wildlife safe for future generation in these changing and challenging times.
David Hamilton lives in Co. Armagh. He studied at both undergraduate and graduate level at the University of Ulster. For many years he served as art director for an international company that produces sets for the entertainment industry. However an illness in 2008 acted as the catalyst for him to start introducing his own work. Since 2012 he frequently has been selected for the RUA Annual Exhibition. In addition he has been selected for the RA Summer Exhibition, London and twice exhibited at the National Gallery of Ireland. He has also been fortunate to have been longlisted for the National Portrait Gallery, London and the John Moore Painting Prize Liverpool. David’s work mainly derives from his interations with people from which he is constantly creating a diary of shared life experiences both real and imagined.