Lalita Hamill, BA, AFCA


2005 – Present

Workshops and courses with artists such as Paul Chizik, Martinho Correia, Dianna Ponting and Jean Pederson

Self-Employment Program through Community Futures

2001 – 2004
Vancouver Academy of Art – Various classes such as: Human Anatomy, Colour Theory, Portraits in Oil, Oil Landscapes, Drawing Portraits – Advanced, Life Drawing, and Symphonic Composition

University of Victoria – Honours BA in Philosophy, English minor

Selected Awards, Community Involvement & Memberships

2015 Lead Designer on community mural for the Burnaby Hospital, Burnaby Artist’s Guild

2014 Grand Prize at the Annual International Representational Show, Vancouver BC

Winner of the Golden Brush Art Award, Vancouver BC

Member of the Portrait Painters of America

AFCA Status – Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA)

Award of Excellence – FVC FCA for “Edinburgh Rooftops”

Alan Wylie SFCA Award – FCA for “One Pit Left to Go”

Best in Show –The Act in Maple Ridge–FVC FCA for “View from the Top”

Second in Show – FVC FCA for “Japanese Lanterns”

Award of Excellence – Art Fusion Show for “Sacrificial Sake”

Derek East Award for Business Excellence – Community Involvement

Nominated for the “Women of Excellence” Awards in Arts & Culture

Member of the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists

Selected Group Exhibits


2105 Represented by Gallery 204 in Langley BC

2015 National Crossing Boundaries Art Exhibition, International Arts Gallery, Vancouver BC

2015 Art Across the Pacific, Burnaby Art Gallery

2014 “International Eco and Humanities Arts Group Exhibition of 2014”, Burnaby Artist’s Guild; I was one of 12 BC artists invited to participate in a cultural exchange & exhibition in Guiyang, China

2014 FCA-FVC juried show at The Reach in Abbotsford, BC, Canada

2013 “Figure and Ground” – Hamill, Falk, Northcott and Roberston curated
show at the Langley Centennial Museum in Langley, BC

2013 “The West Fine Art Show” – By invitation in Surrey BC

2008-13 “Langley Studio Tour” – Personal Studio in Langley, BC

2012 “Summer Gallery” – Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) gallery in
Vancouver, BC, Canada

2012 Portico Gallery, Squamish BC

2012 Langley Arts Council Gallery, Langley BC

2011 Spilsbury Medal Show – Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA)

2011 Small, smaller, Smallest – FCA gallery on Granville Island

2011 Annual International Representational Show – AIRS – FCA

2011 Human Figure Show – FCA

2011 Haiku Show – FCA

2010 Spilsbury Medal Show – FCA

2010 65 Red Roses – selected as one of “65 of the most prestigious Canadian artists,” Lalita contributed a small rose painting in honour of Eva Markvoort to be part of a mural, which now hangs in the Vancouver Children’s Hospital.

2010 Crossing Boundaries – An exhibition by invitation of Canadian artists from CCAFV & FCA at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum

2009 Spilsbury Medal Show – FCA

2007 FVC Juried Show – Kariton House, Abbotsford

2005 Exploring Series at the FCA Gallery Vancouver

2005 Human Figure at the FCA Gallery in Vancouver

2005 Art Fusion May 6 – 13, 2005 at the Gainsborough Gallery in Calgary, AB.  May 24 – June 5, 2005 at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver, BC

2005 Random Acts of Art April 7 – June 24th at the Langley Museum and National Exhibition Centre

2005 Face Yourself March 8 – April 9 in conjunction with the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists at “Place Des Arts” in Coquitlam BC

Media Articles

Nov 13, 2013 Langley Advance “Quartet of painters showing in Fort Langley”
Jan. 2012 Langley Times
June 26, 2009 Langley Advance “More than an artist, An educator”
Aug 22, 2006 Langley Advance “Arts Alive”
Aug, 2006 Chilliwack Times
Oct 2004 Langley Times “WindSong showcases artist’s debut solo show”
Aug, 2004 Langley Times “Brushing Up on her Art” – Micah Ringham benefit


2015 Art Avenue Magazine – “Artist’s Process”

2014 Hush Magazine – Featured as winner of the Golden Brush Art Award
2013 Art Avenue Magazine – “Composition”
2010 Art Avenue Magazine – “Being an Artist: Full Exposure”
Nov/Dec 2009 Art Avenue Magazine – “Being an Artist: Personal Truth”
Sept/Oct 2009 Art Avenue Magazine – “Being an Artist: Family or Career?”
Jan/Feb 2008 Art Avenue Magazine – “I Like It but I’m not sure Why”

Instruction & Demos

2006 – present

Facilitator of free monthly art critiques

2005 – present
Classes, workshops and demos for dozens of organizations.

Please visit the Instruction page for more information.

2006 – present
Juror of art exhibitions.  Please visit the Instruction page for more information.

2005 – present
Teaches private lessons and courses from personal studio in Langley, BC

Hon. Suzanne Anton, Full Spectrum Coaching, Freybe Foods, University of Victoria Philosophy Dept., Law Society of BC, Kazimirski Law Corp., Carmel Beach Club, Heather Hall, Rick Guenther, Carolyn Johnston, the Markvoorts, Jan Bulman, Stephanie Tietjen, Cathy & Lee Ringham, Janny Thompson, Forrest Nelson, Vesanto Melina, Herman & Anna Meyer, Tahirah Walsh, Ward Washington, Charlotte Washington, Elaine Chatwin,  Frank Uebershcar, Billie-Jo Thompson, Carolyn Johnston, Carlson-Rinks, + more.

Private/Corporate Collections

Suzanne Anton (BC Attourney General & Minister of Justice), Law Society of BC, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Kazimirski Law Corp., Dr. Eike Kluge, Ian and Terri Dowsett, the Markvoorts, Jan Bulman, Jackie Meijer, Stephanie Tietjen, Cathy & Lee Ringham, Janny Thompson, Forrest Nelson, Vesanto Melina, Herman & Anna Meyer, Tahirah Walsh, Ward Washington, Charlotte Washington, Elaine Chatwin, Frank Uebershcar, Billie-Jo Thompson, Carolyn Johnston..and many others.