Having completed two health-related degrees, Hamish worked as a physiotherapist before embarking on his artistic career in 1999 - initially concentrating on sculpture, then moving his attention to painting .
Hamish’s style is characterised by clean precise imagery, depicting stylised representational New Zealand landscapes and incorporating distinctive architecture. His interest in the relationship between the landscape and human intervention is often present, and he endeavours to portray this in a contemporary manner.
Hamish’s work has a feeling of space and a sense of the serene created by leaving out unnecessary imagery, creating a stripped back essential image. Taking time to render a seamless drift of tone and a conscious pushing and pulling of perspective provides an intriguing and rewarding visual experience.
Hamish works from Christchurch, New Zealand where he lives with his partner and their two children.
October 2019 - The Pleasure garden - metaphysical dreamscapes. Chambers Gallery, Christchurch.
August 2019 - Reverie, group show in central Christchurch as part of the art week Winter Wander.
June 2019 -The intimacy of distance, group show, nkb Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland.
May 2019 - Group show, L’Estrange Gallery, Christchurch.
Feb 2019 - Small work salon, group show, nkb Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland.
Dec 2018 - Summer show, group show, nkb Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland.
May 2018 - Group show, L’Estrange Gallery, Christchurch
Feb 2018 - Small Work Salon, group show, nkb Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland.
Jan 2018 - Twelve Grapes, group show, nkb Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland.
Dec 2017 - Summer show, group show, nkb Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland.
August 2017 - Beer Goggles and Whimsy exhibitions as part of “Dreamscapes - First Thursdays at The Colombo, Christchurch.
June 2017 - Notes from a Poetic Universe, nkb Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland.
May 2017 - The Fifth Edition, Container Art Exhibition, L’Estrange Gallery, Christchurch.
March 2017 - Finalist in the Moly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards, Whakatane.
2019 - "Lemon Meringue Pie”, selected for cover artwork for Owen Marshall's new novel - "Pearly Gates" - Published by Penguin Random House New Zealand, 2019.
2009 - 2019 - selected artwork featured in - The Landscape in Contemporary New Zealand Art, published by Potton and Burton.