Toni Hamel – Happy Hour

Born (1961) in Italy, fine artist Toni Hamel currently lives and works in Oshawa, a suburb of Toronto, Canada. Hamel describes her work as “an illustrated commentary on human frailties“. Rooted in story-telling, her art practice draws from personal experiences and outward observations to create thematic bodies of work that reflect on and interpret the psychological unease characteristic of our age.

In a recent series entitled “Happy Hour” the artist describes the project of beautiful illustrations as: “A collection of thoughts about the things I’ve heard, the things I’ve seen, and what will come.”

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ToniHamel_TheInventory_15x22in_Oil-on-Arches-Archival-Paeper_2016-711x1024

ToniHamel_TheAviary_15x22in_Oil-on-Arches-Archival-Paeper_2016-707x1024

ToniHamel_TheSubstituion_15x22Inches_GrraphiteWatercolourOnPaper_2016

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ToniHamel_Home-Decor_15x11in_Oil-on-Arches-Oil-Paper_2016-1024x724

ToniHamel_BeautyParlour_Diptich30x44in_Oil-on-Arches-Oil-Paper_2016-1024x721

ToniHamel_ThePretender_15x22in_Oil-on-Arches-Oil-Paper_2016-705x1024

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