Earl Hamilton

Earl Hamilton at Attic Gallery

Attic Gallery, a showplace of contemporary art in downtown Camas, is highlighting the works of Earl Hamilton this month. Hamilton spent most of his childhood living in a small cabin in the Oregon woods with his parents Satsuko and George Hamilton, both successful artists. The family lived self-sufficiently on their secluded homestead, painting together in their cabin’s living room. Hauling water, milking goats, collecting eggs from their chickens—and without TV and radio—Hamilton learned self-sufficiency and to trust his own artistic instincts.

Hamilton studied art in high school, where he won a Scholastic Gold Key award for the State of Oregon and a National Gold Medal Scholastic Award for a competition in New York City. He won an art scholarship while studying art at Oregon State University. Hamilton also earned The Grumbacker Award for the Northwest Watercolor Society and the First Place Sweepstake Award for the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

Hamilton’s paintings are filled with a kind of whimsical lightness reflected in images such as castles, children, and animals. He layers acrylics and uses collage materials in many of his abstract works. Hamiltons’s bold and confident paintings—whether abstract or whimsical objects—are at once meditative, mystical, contemplative, and energetic.

Hamilton’s works will be on display through Saturday, Oct. 28. Attic Gallery is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St. in downtown Camas. Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. To learn more, visit atticgallery.com.

Above image: detail from “Sifting Tides,” by Earl Hamilton

Painting Demonstration with Earl Hamilton at Attic Gallery

Earl Hamilton will be the featured artist at Attic Gallery in March, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on First Friday, March 3. The reception is free and open to the public and includes complimentary refreshments and live music. Best of all, guests to this longtime gallery of contemporary art will have a chance to see Hamilton doing live painting demonstrations; this is a rare opportunity to see a master artist at work!

Hamilton’s unique abstract paintings on canvas are bold, colorful and powerful, expressing subtle and emotional innovative energy. He creates intriguing texture by layering acrylics and using collage materials in many of his abstract works. Some of his paintings are filled with a kind of whimsical lightness, reflected in images such as castles, clowns, children, animals, and Chagall-like lovers. Whether abstract or whimsical, Hamilton’s work is simultaneously meditative, mystical, energetic, and bold.

See works by Hamilton and other artists on the Attic Gallery website at www.atticgallery.com—or better yet, visit the gallery in person to see the vivid variety of contemporary artworks, both small and large pieces, including wall hangings, sculpture, and ceramics. Questions? Call  360-833-9747. The gallery, which is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St. in downtown Camas, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment.

Painting Demonstration with Earl Hamilton at Attic Gallery

Earl Hamilton will be the featured artist at Attic Gallery in March, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on First Friday, March 3. The reception is free and open to the public and includes complimentary refreshments and live music. Best of all, guests to this longtime gallery of contemporary art will have a chance to see Hamilton doing live painting demonstrations; this is a rare opportunity to see a master artist at work!

Hamilton’s unique abstract paintings on canvas are bold, colorful and powerful, expressing innovative and subtly emotional energy. He creates intriguing texture by layering acrylics and using collage materials in many of his abstract works. Some of his paintings are filled with a kind of whimsical lightness, reflected in images such as castles, clowns, children, animals, and Chagall-like lovers. Whether abstract or whimsical, Hamilton’s work is simultaneously meditative, mystical, energetic, and bold.

See works by Hamilton and other artists on the Attic Gallery website at www.atticgallery.com—or better yet, visit the gallery in person to see the vivid variety of contemporary artworks, both small and large pieces, including wall hangings, sculpture, and ceramics. Questions? Call  360-833-9747. The gallery, which is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St. in downtown Camas, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment.

Above image: detail from “Sunbreak” by Earl Williams