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.

Saturday Night in the Fields
36" x 18" , acrylic painting
$1,000

She Won't Wait Much Longer
28" x 15" , acrylic painting
$875

Discover Original Art by Rick Hamilton | Out on the Riviera acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Out on the Riviera
28" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,075


As Good As It Gets
36" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,400

On the Lookout
30" x 15" , acrylic painting
$750

Discover Original Art by Rick Hamilton | Family Beach Day acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Family Beach Day
28" x 16" , acrylic painting
$775


Under Spanish Stars
28" x 16" , acrylic painting
$800

Serenading the Fish
28" x 16" , acrylic painting
$825

Discover Original Art by Rick Hamilton | City Jammin acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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City Jammin
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75


Discover Original Art by Rick Hamilton | Red Piano acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Red Piano
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

Discover Original Art by Rick Hamilton | Playing for the Boats acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Playing for the Boats
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

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Beach Music
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75


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Road Trip
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

Discover Original Art by Rick Hamilton | The Piperman acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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The Piperman
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75


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Tiny Jazz Club
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

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Surf Break
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

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Down with That
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75


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Star of the Show
4" x 4" , acrylic painting
$75

Desert Cows
30" x 15" , acrylic painting
$775


Dancing with No Music
30" x 15" , acrylic painting
$775

Downtown Cow
32" x 16" , acrylic painting
$1,100

Morning Swim in the East River
48" x 22" , acrylic painting
$2,225


Im a Nobody Too
45" x 33" , acrylic painting
$2,075

Dance Contest, Havana, 3am.
48" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,775

The Pain of Everything I Stole
48" x 22" , acrylic painting
$1,775


One Down for Dinner
48" x 30" , acrylic painting
$1,850

Saturday Night, Brooklyn
46" x 30" , acrylic painting
$1,800

I Ain't No Pig
36" x 16" , acrylic painting
$950


New Year's Eve in Silvertown
48" x 30" , acrylic painting
$1,725

Hard Working Woman
36" x 16" , acrylic painting
$950

Back before You Scared the Shit out of Me
46" x 30" , acrylic painting
$1,800


Serenading Cats
48" x 34" , acrylic painting
$1,925

I Don't Work as Hard as I'm Supposed To
48" x 19.7" , acrylic painting
$1,575

The Surfer King
38" x 16" , acrylic painting
$1,025


After the Party
46" x 28" , acrylic painting
$1,475

At Your Service
46" x 18" , acrylic painting
$1,100

On the Farm
38" x 16" , acrylic painting
$1,000


Balloons
48" x 19.7" , acrylic painting
$1,425

Feels Like Rain
46" x 28" , acrylic painting
$1,825


Speak with Rick


Rick Hamilton 5/27/2017 | 7:06 PM

Thank you for your comments! I really appreciate it. The reason I paint on wood is because I'm very physical on my paintings. I scrape and sand the surface. Each piece can have up to 10 or more layers of paint on it. It all started a couple of years ago when I had a painting that I didn't like. I asked my kids to take it outside and scrape it on the sidewalk to try to get rid of the image. I really liked the effect. So now I use sanders, scrapers, heat guns, and improvised tools to manipulate the surface. It's a lot of fun and very loud. Thanks.

commentsBirds on the Rocks
J Campbell 5/27/2017 | 4:52 PM

Hello Rick, The first place I look is at your art work! I'm so drawn to it, love your style & uniqueness!!! I can't get enough. I have a question for you....why have you chosen wood to paint on? I've never tried it and wondered what your reason are. Thanks so much for putting a huge smile on my face every time!

commentsBirds on the Rocks
J Campbell 5/27/2017 | 4:48 PM

Hi Rick,

Rick Hamilton 12/27/2016 | 6:08 AM

Oh thank you for such nice words! I'm glad you and your family are enjoying it. Your note really inspires me to make more art. I'm actually about to go to my studio right now! Thanks again!!

commentsDance Contest, Havana, 10pm
M Nicholes 12/26/2016 | 7:33 PM

I was lucky enough to receive "Dance Contest Havana, 3AM" for Christmas. I am so excited!! I have looked your artwork up so frequently over the last year I felt I knew it intimately and when I opened it -- It was better than I expected. It makes me giggle and it just simply brings me joy. Joy - the greatest gift. Thank you for creating this piece. It will forever be happiness for me, my husband and the kids love it too!

commentsDance Contest, Havana, 10pm
M Nicholes 12/26/2016 | 7:28 PM

Dear Rick,

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?