I'm Linda Hamilton and I am a paper artist who creates sculptures of flowers and foliage. I live and work in beautiful Almonte, Ontario. I have been making paper flowers for over 10 years. I know that many people have a strong emotional connection with flowers and this is something I love to explore. I love to create a sense of wonder with my work- and to encourage a respect and interest in nature.
I have been interested in art since childhood, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at York University (2003) where I studied drawing, painting, and art history. My current projects include submerged aquatic plants, a study of local wildflowers, and larger multi-species shadow boxes. I show my work as often as possible in local galleries and at art shows. Follow me on Instagram for current work and updates:
I create all of my own designs, based on real fresh flowers. I most often use heavy Italian crepe paper for the petals and cardstock or painted paper for the leaves. I use wire, paint, and white glue for strength. I also spray my finished pieces with a UV protectant spray; my flowers are made to last!
To read more about my process, please visit this blog post I wrote for International Nature Journaling Week
My goal with Daydream Flowers is to create botanical sculptures that accurately represent real plants and flowers. In doing so, my aim is to create work that connects people with the natural world and inspires them to reflect on that connection. Thanks for taking the time to visit my website!
In summer 2022, I made a diorama of native wildflowers for the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre in Midland, Ontario. Above you can see just a selection of the plants I made.
The Language of Flowers
I created this collection of over 30 custom flowers in shadow boxes for an exhibit in Carlisle, Massachusetts, in 2019. To see more of this exciting exhibit, please visit: Brian Hone and Studio
In Spring 2021, I created 300 violets for the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum in Boston. I hand-dyed the purple paper to get that perfect shade.
Wildflowers and Noxious Weeds for Grow Wild in Montana
I made over 30 plants and flowers for this wonderful Invasive Species centre in Montana. They are being used for their education outreach.
I hold workshops throughout the year at various locations. Please contact me to be added to my workshop mailing list. I am also available for private workshops in your home or other venue. I have several flower courses to choose from.