Shannon Hamilton

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Shannon Hamilton – Artist – Paintings

Shannon Hamilton – Artist Biography

Shannon Hamilton creates appealing, familiar and exciting contemporary artwork which has found popularity throughout Australia and overseas. Having loved art from a young age, Shannon developed her unique self-taught style during her career as an occupational therapist.

She would encourage patients suffering with low self-esteem and eating disorders to communicate and express themselves through art. Giving occupational therapy away in 2000 to explore her own potential, Shannon has gone on to achieve outstanding success.

Shannon’s paintings feature strong, bold strokes of colour, tastefully capturing the sensuality of the human form in the warmth of Australian sunlight. Having travelled the world, she also draws upon African and Asian cultures with a focus on warmth of human relationships, especially of mother and child.

Shannon Hamilton also challenges societal standards of female perfection, painting women with nontypical beauty using abstractions of colour and line. Her artistic flair is also sought by those looking to find artwork to fit a particular space in homes, offices and newly developed buildings.

Exhibitions of her work have been held at galleries including:

  • JahRoc Galleries, Margaret River, WA
  • Agora Gallery, New York
  • Red Sea Gallery, Singapore
  • British High Commission, Singapore
  • Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne
  • Margaret River Galleries, Western Australia
  • Gadfly Gallery, Western Australia 


  • Melbourne AAF (April 2005)
  • Australian Fine Artists – “Down under” Agora Gallery, New York (May 2005)
  • Guest Artist Hale School (Aug 2004)
  • British High Commission, Singapore (June 2004)
  • Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne (Dec 2003 to Jan 2004)
  • Trinity College Art Exhibition (Oct 2003)
  • Guest Artist St Hildas Art Exhibition (Sept 2003)
  • Salek Minc Art Exhibition (Aug 2003)
  • Guest Artist at Hale School Art Exhibition (July 2003)
  • City of Vincent Art Award Exhibition (June 2002 / June 2003)
  • City of Cambridge Art Exhibition (May 2003)
  • City of Albany Art Exhibition (April 2003)
  • Art Exhibition and Auction-Modernian Hockey Club (August 2002)
  • Salek Minc Exhibition (Aug 2002)
  • Guest Artist at Newman College Exhibition (May 2002)
  • Rotary Clock Auction (Mar 2002)
  • Town of Mosman Park Exhibition (Mar 2002)
  • Accent (Nov to Dec 2001)
  • “Bang” Maverick Gallery (Aug 2001)
  • Salek Minc (2001)
  • Guest artist in Presbyterian Ladies College School Exhibition (2001)
  • Resident Artist at Maverick Studios and Gallery (2001)
  • Accent Gallery, Dalkeith (1999)
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia, Year 12 Perspectives Exhibition (1991 to 1992)


  • Red Sea Gallery, Singapore (2005)
  • JahRoc Gallery Margaret River March 4th 2006
  • Margaret River Galleries, Margaret River (Dec 2005 to Jan 2006/Sept to Oct 2003)
  • Gullotti Galleries, Perth (Jan/Feb 2006)
  • Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne (Nov 2004)
  • Country Road Homewares, Perth (Mar-April 2004)
  • Gadfly Gallery – Scent of a Mango (Mar 2004)
  • Accent Gallery – Hot and Spicy (Dec 2002)
  • Blue Duck Restaurant – Summer (Nov 2002)
  • Maverick Art Gallery – In the Flesh (Aug 2002)
  • Nudes Exhibition – St John Of God Hospital, Subiaco (2001)


  • 1995 to present – Professional Artist
  • 2003 Part time Art Consultant, PH3 Property Development
  • 2000 Senior Occupational Therapist
  • 1996 Occupational Therapist/Art Therapist


  • 2000 Art Therapy Course, University of Sydney
  • 1997 Tafe
  • 1997 Kidogo Arthouse
  • 1996 Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy), Curtin University
  • 1991 Hollywood Senior High School (with High Distinction in Art)

SHANNON HAMILTON – Up Close and Personal