November 8, 2019 – January 3, 2020 | Main & East Galleries | 90+ pieces
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Larry Hamilton is a Contemporary Realist painter working in Wichita Falls, Texas.
He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Midwestern State University in 1978 and his All Level Art Certification in Education from Midwestern State University in 1999. After retiring from the business world with 30 years of service, he taught art for 15 years, retiring in 2013. He is currently a full time artist.
Currently, his work explores the transitioning and advancement of technology as well as the consequences of innovation and its impact on our quality of life. His work depicts inanimate objects that have been displaced through the advancements of technology. The objects are worn, outdated, forgotten, obsolete, discontinued; many considered the detritus of yesteryear. Hamilton prefers to paint these objects as portraits to celebrate their past existence and the human ingenuity that they represent.
Hamilton’s painting style is a Classical, Indirect approach, favored by Rembrandt and Vermeer. He uses multiple transparent layers of color, known as glazing, to achieve more luminosity and depth in his paintings. Not only is he a realist painter; he certainly could be considered a colorist as well.
Hamilton defines art as a journey of learning and a transition through time. This describes where he is as an artist today, still on an artistic journey, with limitless boundaries and a quest for learning. To quote an anonymous artist, “If you are intellectually curious, art is an incredible profession.”
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- Sumer & Roy Russell
- JB Sparks
- Charla & Brian Valenzuela
- Kymbre & Blake Hamilton
- Ashley & Andy Rodgers
- Derinda & Rocky Holland
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