Classical & Philosophical Themes
Lalita Hamill discovered her artistic abilities as a young adult, during the final year of her philosophy degree. Subsequent years of drawing led to four years of classes at the Vancouver Academy of Art, where she studied traditional painting methods from classically trained instructors.
It was not until her husband was seriously injured in a severe car accident in 2003 that Lalita decided that, "life is too short to wait." She plunged full time into visual art and became the sole provider for her husband and daughter for five years.
Ten years and more than 10,000 hours of painting time later, Lalita has begun her life’s work. She is combining philosophy and art to create visual representations of scenes and ideas from philosophical texts, much like the depictions of scenes from the Bible or Greek myths.
Her first philosophical painting entitled, “Plato’s Cave,” was exhibited recently at the Langley Centennial Museum, and then sold at an exhibition in Guiyang, China.
Lalita has won many awards, including her AFCA status. She currently lives with her husband and three daughters in Langley, BC.