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Catherine Hamilton

Catherine Hamilton holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts from Bennington College, and has taught painting and drawing at the Rhode Island School of Design and other institutions throughout the 27 years she has been a professional artist. Catherine’s fine art can be found in private, corporate, and small museum collections in the US and abroad. Her illustrations and writing are featured in books such as the The Warbler Guide (Princeton University) and Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White (Houghton Mifflin), and in journals and magazines including Nature, Living Bird, Bird Observer, and Orion Magazine. Catherine is spotlighted in the 2012 HBO documentary “Birders: the Central Park Effect,” and is the presenter for the 2018 short film “A Reason For Hope,” where, in her role as ZEISS Sports Optics’ Ambassador for Birding, Catherine worked with partner organization Birdlife International to help promote conservation awareness through birding and art. Her sketchbooks have been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad. Catherine also illustrated the Evolution series of board games, distributed world-wide and mentioned in the journal Nature as the best strategy board game incorporating the theme of evolution into its game play.