January 22, 2012 § 3 Comments
Here is another POP.ASKS.YOU interview. We’ve come across Grace’s blog a few days ago and were really impressed with her amazing, dreamy drawings.
pop.see.cul : Can you briefly describe yourself?
Grace Hamilton : Hi! I’m Grace Hamilton, age 21. I live in Hertfordshire near some beautiful countryside. I spend half of my time as a Barista in a coffee shop and the other half drawing pretty girls with sad faces or making collages with old photographs and love letters.
pop.see.cul : When did you start drawing?
Grace Hamilton : As long as I can remember I’ve loved drawing. When I haven’t created anything in a while I get really uneasy like it’s a physical need or I have to work out something in my head. A few years ago after I left college I was feeling lost, I found the experience of art education restricted me. So I created my blog and shop so I wouldn’t lose my love of art.
pop.see.cul : From the work you’ve done so far which one would you say you like the best? And Why?
Grace Hamilton : I’m really proud of the work I created for Audrey Grace Boutique. The opportunity to illustrate two of the most beautiful women (Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly) was a real turning point for my art. My favourite pieces are the Marie Antoinette collages I made for the Boutique. Everything seemed to come together and relate to the stages that Marie goes through in the film by Sofia Coppola.
pop.see.cul : What are your inspirations?
Grace Hamilton : What I look for in everything I draw is a story. Mostly a love story, good or bad – so I look everywhere to find that feeling I want to achieve. Be it Fairytales, Movies, old Hollywood Icons or visits to Stately homes. I read a lot of novels and collect vintage photographs. Every wall of my room is covered in prints by artists like Waterhouse or fashion photography from different decades. Most importantly I think music is my biggest inspiration. I listen to Damien Rice, Iron and Wine, Ray LaMontagne, Band of Horses, Counting Crows, Bon Iver and The Decemberists.
pop.see.cul : What are your plans for the future? What is your dream?
Grace Hamilton : It’s my dream to one day illustrate books, and to just keep progressing and growing more confident in my work. I’d love to make a career out of something creative; I just haven’t found the right path yet. Its’ a lot to ask but I would like to create art that lasts or becomes precious to someone because of how it makes them feel, or what it reminds them of in life.
pop.see.cul : How would you describe your style in general?
Grace Hamilton : All of my illustration work is watercolour, ink and pencil. It’s incredibly feminine and I hope has a sense of romance and loss. My work is always about a time gone by and trying to retain that sense of beauty, delicacy and style that we perceive the past has.
pop.see.cul : Can people buy your work? and from where?
Grace Hamilton : I have an etsy shop here that I will be updating very soon.
Click here to visit her blog