Tuesday, 7 December 2010

The Altered Series

Altered
A Non Fiction Graphic Novel about Jack the Ripper
See more at Altered Blog


Saturday, 4 December 2010

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

NEW Book Published!

A Show of Hands
A new book of Cameron Hampton's best paintings and drawings of Hands has been published!

"A Show of Hands" is the first book to be published of Hampton's hands subject matter.














:-)

New Watercolor Painting

'Bread and Butter'
Watercolor on Arches cold pressed watercolor paper

Sunday, 21 November 2010

New Pastel

Rambling Thoughts
Pastel on UART paper

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Monday, 26 July 2010

Upcoming Exhibitions

My work will be in the following Exhibitions.

The Connecticut Pastel Society 2010 'Renaissance In Pastel' Exhibition
at The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT
www.mattatuckmuseum.org/future

The SCAA Mableton 23rd National Art Exhibition
in Mableton, GA
http://www.southcobbarts.org/

The 4th Annual Locals Exhibition
at The Hampton Fine Art Gallery
www.hamptonfineartgallery.com

Also, I want to say a big THANK YOU to www.redbubble.com for featuring my work on their web site!

Friday, 9 July 2010

ALTERED Series

The ALTERED Series web site has been updated.

Due to the graphic nature of the subject matter viewer discretion is advised.

http://artistcameronhampton.com/alteredcanonical5.html


Monday, 5 July 2010

New Pastel Painting

On the Cusp, Self Portrait with Straw Hat
Pastel on Wallis paper

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Friday, 21 May 2010

Art Award


Many thanks to the Jack Richeson, Terry Ludwig, Golden Artist Colors companies and the juror, Duane Wakeham for the Merit Award I won last night at the Southeastern Pastel Society Exhibition. http://southeasternpastel.org/juried_shows.html

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

American Portrait Project

American Portrait, Mom
Pastel on UART paper
For more information about the American Portrait Project go here: American Portrait

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Pastel Workshop

Dress Rehearsal
Pastel on UART paper
Painted on Monday, May 17, 2010 as a demonstration pastel painting for a workshop I taught.
For more information go here: WORKSHOPS

Thursday, 6 May 2010

New Series

American Portrait, Dad
Pastel on UART paper

Detail







Tuesday, 4 May 2010

New Series

American Portrait, Self ID

Pastel on UART paper

American Portraits/New Racial ID Series I'm working on.

I'm starting a new series of paintings that are about being mixed racially and ethnically in the south. The self portrait is my first venture. I want to paint in pastel super realistic portraits of me, my sister, my parents and others holding photo's of themselves or other family members.

What hit me off to do this is a long simmering anger. Although I was lucky enough to grow up in a generation that didn't care and was open minded enough to think it is okay to have a diverse background, my parents were not.

Another thing that sparked me off was a couple of months ago a so called "preacher" came into my gallery angry that our outside sign said "Holiday Sale" instead of what he said should say "Christmas Sale". He spouted off about Jews never spend money at Christmas time, that President Obama was trying to turn All American's into Muslims and a lot of other shit that really pissed me off. (This isn't the first time I've had this happen.)

It dawned on me that this guy assumed that I would agree with him because I look white and that I must be a Christian like him...all assumptions are wrong. I don't agree with him, I'm only part white and I am not a Christian. I'm American.

So I started thinking about identity and assumptions...and generations of people who fear change and differences. I don't know where this will lead...hopefully to a better place.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Altered Series


For sometime now I have been creating the Altered Series, a volume of books based on the Jack the Ripper Murders in Whitechapel, London, England. I am planning on having the first volume published this summer or possibly this fall. The first volume will cover Questionable Jack the Ripper Victims such as Martha Tabram to two of the first Canonical (Generally Accepted) Victims Mary Ann Nichols and Annie Chapman.

The Second volume of Altered will deal with The Double event (the murders of Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes) with other the murders such as The Whitehall Mystery (the discovery of a woman's torso found in a cellar of the under construction Scotland Yard (now called the Norman Shaw Buildings).

The next volumes will cover the murders of Mary Kelly and other Questionable Jack the Ripper Victims.


The dark subject matter has given me many reasons to pause and think. And I confess, I have to take breaks from the horrors that were inflicted on the women of Whitechapel, whether they were victims or not.

For more information about the Altered Series go here: ALTERED
Due to the graphic nature of the subject matter viewer discretion is advised.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Clash



Clash

Pastel on UART paper

Another painting completed in a Pastel Workshop I taught on March 22, 2010.

For more information go here: WORKSHOPS

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Southwestern Sky

Pastel on UART paper

A painting done as a demonstration for a Pastel Workshop class I taught on March 15, 2010.

For more information go to : WORKSHOPS

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Tulips!

This is a painting I did from my Watercolor Workshop on March 1, 2010.
'Tulips!' Watercolor on Canson paper
For more information go here: http://artistcameronhampton.com/workshops.html

Monday, 8 March 2010

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Pastel Workshop

Georgia Sunset
Pastel on UART paper
I had another wonderful time teaching my Pastel Sunset Landscape Workshop at my gallery in Greensboro. There are so many great artists' in the Athens/Watkinsville area.

Cameron Hampton PSA Workshops


Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Pastel Workshop

The Business Part of Town
Pastel, watercolor on UART paper
This image was created on Jan. 18, 2010 for one of my Pastel Workshops.
For more information go here: Cameron Hampton PASTEL WORKSHOP

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

New Pastel

Popular Spot
Pastel