Pinning down a subject as unwieldy as the ocean is a job that many artists have taken on. It takes a strong talent to tackle the subject in a new and inventive way. But Hamill's works are unlike any other oceanic scenes I've encountered.
At once powerful and soothing, transitory and static, Hamill's paintings are distinctive and unique.
Hamill works with both oils and encaustic, a process that means "to burn in," and pushes against what is capable in both mediums.
...One of the most intuitive artists working today.
Scott Elingburg, arts and culture writer and reviewer, excerpted from The Charleston Post and Courier, June 2, 2016