Don Hamilton, Castle Rock, Colorado
A Colorado native, Don Hamilton’s paintings evoke a strong emotion, the sense of “being there.”
As a young adult, Don studied privately with Joe Brand, a respected wildlife artist and instructor at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. During a 4-year period, he focused exclusively on paintings of wildlife; learning structure, anatomy and strong fundamentals in working with oils.
Don’s desire to work from life and to vary his subject matter led him to branch out into other areas and most importantly, to begin painting outside, “en plein air.” The exhilaration of standing face to face with the subject, challenged by the changing light, unpredictable weather and the need to distill the scene down to its essence continue to be the motivation that drives him to venture out in all types of weather.
An award winning artist, Don has exhibited in a variety of galleries and art shows throughout the country including: The Small Works Great Wonders Show at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum-Oklahoma; American Miniatures Show, Settlers West Gallery-Tucson, Arizona; Masters in Miniature Invitational Show, Trailside Gallery-Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Western Masters Show- Great Falls, Montana and Couer d’Alene Idaho; Salon International-San Antonio, Texas; The Russell Auction at the CM Russell Museum-Great Falls, Montana; Mountain Oyster Club-Tucson, Arizona; The National Exhibition of The Oil Painters of America and The Colorado Governor’s Invitational Show at the Loveland Museum-Loveland, Colorado.
For more information, visit www.donhamiltonart.com.
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