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I live and work in Cornwall.  I originally come from Switzerland, the figure of the mountain often appears in my paintings.

I completed my degree in Falmouth in 1999.  In 2002, my work was shortlisted for the Hunting prize at the royal college. I have exhibited extensively in Cornwall, London and nationally.

From 204 to 2011 I regularly exhibited at the Cadogan gallery London and the   Campden gallery.

In 2013, my work was selected for the Dark Rooms at CAST, Helston, Cornwall, celebrating the launch of the new use of the old school building.

In 2013 I took part in Suspended Sentences at Turners’warehouse, Newlyn, Cornwall. An old fish warehouse which would soon become Newlyn Filmhouse.

I was invited in 2014 to join the TAap artists collective to produce work for a residency in Studio 5 at the Porthmeor studios in St Ives.

In 2015, Twice my work was selected to be screened on the large screen in Saatchi gallery London.

In April 2016, I took part in a group exhibition On St Michael’s Way, at the 12-star gallery at the European centre for culture, London, celebrating the connection between the Saints’ way in Cornwall to the Saints’ ways in Europe which then went on to be shown at Tremenheere, Penzance, Cornwall. UK

In 2018 I was invited to exhibit We Want To Keep Dreaming as a solo show in the gallery at Tremenheere sculpture gardens. Cornwall. The signature painting of the exhibition We Want to Keep Dreaming was then shown at Let’s Talk About The Anthropocene at the University of Brighton. UK

In 2020 forest gold was shortlisted for the Wells Contemporary art prize UK and in 2021 The Man Who Exchanged His Briefcase for a Fox was shortlisted for the discerning eye prize



For 125th anniversary exhibition of the Newlyn society of Artists 2021, Lisa Wright selected The Insect collector and the Botanist, a show curated by Lisa Wright in Tremenheere scultpture park gallery, Penzance.


In 2023 I exhibited a solo show in the Borlase Smart Room at the Porthmeor Studios in St Ives. All Life Comes From The Mountain was a body of work made following a 2year residency at the Treveglos studio in Zennor. The work was a response to the rich ecology, history and culture of the place.


I now work in Boswednan studio, a rural studio on the edge of Penzance.


I also have worked as a visiting lecturer in colleges and at the University college of Falmouth.  I am one of the mentors in Newlyn school of Art


In 2010 Nicolas Usherwood wrote Marie-Claire Hamon's quietly unassuming but intensely poetic work....based...very firmly, on feeling, a feeling which, in its always unmistakable sense of human presence and unseen activity, takes on a powerful, and in this particular context, a very brave sense of the contemporary moment also.


For the most recent updates of my work check my Instagram @marieclairehamon

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