Artist - Nicole Hewat

TAMRINATOR from Nicole Hewat on Vimeo.

A food-based paint-on-glass multimedia stop-motion animation. Nicole Hewat is a traveler at heart, from the womb in Yellowknife, NWT and frequent cross-Canada re-locations as a child to many interesting living situations as a young adult. Creating oil paintings began in her pre-teen years with personal art instruction by professional artist Ursula Reese.  The strong interest in oil and landscape painting continued through the years and became her specialty while completing a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree from the University of Guelph.  It was during her years living in Australia and The Netherlands that she discovered the process of paint-on-glass animation and inspiration for multiple artistic ventures.  Even while testing out food-based paint projects, a more traditional landscape painting process still shines through, like in her latest film TAMRINATOR.

What part of Canada are you from?
I am from Ontario, but currently live in Victoria, BC

What role(s) do you play in the creation of animation?
I direct paint-on-glass and multi-media experimental animation.

What is one project that you are proud to have been involved in?
I am proud of the projects that came out of playing with the Animation Playground Collective.

What inspired you to create animation?
I wanted to combine painting with a process that does not produce a physical object.

Who is one of your favourite Canadian animators?
Evelyn Lambart and anyone who embraces experimentation.

What is one of your favourite animation books?
"The Animator’s Survival Kit" by Richard Williams

Who is an up and coming Canadian animator that everyone should check out?
There are quite a few folks working on great projects and I’m excited to keep learning about all of the Canadian animators who keep popping up.

Are you involved with any animation organizations in Canada?
Not at the moment but I’m planning to jump into some in Victoria this winter.



"Yellow Sky Lesson" by Nicole Hewat

Yellow Sky Lesson from Nicole Hewat on Vimeo.