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Rick Hamilton
South Portland, Maine

Richard Hamilton began painting 15 years ago when he noticed a young neighbor painting outdoors. It looked like such fun, so he purchased his first materials and has been hooked ever since. Inspiration often strikes during conversation or listening to the radio. “Someone may say a certain phrase or lyric and in my head I will say ‘That sounds like a painting!’” Richard paints to make connections with people, and loves to hear how his work makes others feel. He fondly remembers one collector remark that, out of the 400 artworks in his collection, his piece sparked the most conversation.

Artist and Customer Comments


Rick Hamilton 9/3/2015 | 5:26 AM

Oh thank you! I'm glad it's found a good home. I had fun painting that one.

commentsAt Your Service
C Linehan purchased this artwork. 9/2/2015 | 7:30 PM

This piece is perfect for our foodie family. It's humorous and a great conversation piece.

Rick Hamilton 5/31/2015 | 7:48 PM

At Your Service. I use the crown in many paintings to symbolize a king. Maybe this server used to be a king?Is this a sign of humility for a past king?Or does he just see himself as a king?

Dance Contest, Havana, 3am.
by RICK HAMILTON


Acrylic painting on wood
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2016

48" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
10 lbs. 0 oz.

$1,775


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I imagined this couple in Havana, Cuba, barely able to keep dancing late into the night in a contest. This piece is on a cradled wood panel with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

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