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.

The Medium
As a contemporary artist, Hamilton-Fisher uses different techniques and media but one of the simplest, charcoal, is her preferred medium and the one that continues to provide her with the biggest challenge. Hamilton-Fisher is trying to present charcoal in a way that the medium has not been portrayed before. Rather than merely drawing, or sketching, she is trying to paint with it. This is shown in her current installation," Renaissance", in which she explores the physical limits of the medium, while paying a tribute to Italian art, the touchstone of fine art in many centuries.

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.

Hamilton-Fisher has set out 3 aims for her work.

1. To build a bridge between the values of the past and present by mixing the old and new.
2. Like many others in history she is desperately looking for the “beauty in truth” and the “truth in beauty”.
3. To maintain traditional craftsmanship such as drawing in the digital age.

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 totally blind."