Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mary Hamilton...


For as long as I can remember Mary Hamilton has been one of my very favorite artists. I wish that I could show you more of her work, but it seems to be disappearing. Mary Hamilton has been an artist for Hallmark Cards for over 50 years and all her practice with a paint brush shows. Best of all, I love her little angels, fairies and nativity scenes. When I was about 10, I started getting her Psalms calendar every year for Christmas. Hallmark no longer puts those out, but I sure wish they would. They were wonderful in every way. The art of Mary Hamilton is sweet and inspiring in it's delicate beauty with a touch of glitter here and there... I still look for her work every time I pass a Hallmark store. What an amazing career and to have spent all that time creating such loveliness... is just what I aspire to as an artist. With 40 years more practice.. who knows! Thank you Mary... it's all so beautiful!

2 comments:

Alicia said...

I last saw her at Walgreens when I was shopping their Christmas cards. Her cards bring back a lot of memories for me because both mom and grandma wrote me birthday wishes on her cards. I would be interested in a greeting card by her that had a nativity scene.

Lilli said...

I've always been awestruck by her work. Such detail and love in it, and you can see her watercolor strokes so clearly :)