Eva Hamilton-Fisher was born in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, in1969 and attained a BA (Hons.) in Fine Arts from Nyiregyhaza College in 1995. Since 2001 she has been living full time in the UK and working from her studio in Vernon Mill, Stockport as a full-time painter.
Hamilton-Fisher regularly displays her work in open studio exhibitions and has had several one-person shows in and around the Manchester region. These shows include “Something About Me” 2002, “Freedom Beauty Love” 2002 – her first charcoal installation – this included a soundtrack about the shows subject. These were followed with "Chasing Gurus" which reflected the new millennium mans’ obsession with desperately seeking spiritual fulfillment, perfect happiness and eternal love.
Hamilton-Fisher adopts the techniques of the Old Masters by applying several thin layers of charcoal on top of each other in a bid to create atmosphere, whilst paying particular attention to the elements of figurative paintings – composition, form, tonal values and the behaviour of light. She then introduces a modern twist by mixing old craftsmanship techniques with contemporary forms.
1. To build a bridge between the values of the past and present by mixing
the old and new.
These are driven by a saying from her childhood in Hungary. "If
you live in the past you are half blind, if you live without it, you are