Rae Hamilton works almost exclusively in oil paints, but in a variety of genres, including landscapes, waterscapes, animals and still life. He received his formal training at the American University and the Zoll Studio School of Fine Art, but says he is grateful to the Impressionists, pre-Impressionist masters, and modern realists who have greatly influenced his work. "In the end, however," says Hamilton, "it is the constant struggle to produce works of art that results in the most growth. Learning to represent three-dimensional life on a two-dimensional surface, and to capture how light transforms a given subject, is a challenge that can best be met through careful study and devoted practice."
Hamilton's work is held in private collections across the country and has been juried into several shows sponsored by the Maryland Federation of Art. His painting "River in Spring," was included in The Best of America show, 2016, sponsored by the National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS). Since then, his work has been included in a number of NOAPS exhibitions. His painting, "Legacy," of a mare and her foal, won a Blue Ribbon, Special Award, and the President's Award in the professional category at the 2016 Maryland State Fair. The painting also received the Best in Show Award, presented by Plaza Art. He won several other ribbons at recent state fairs.
Breezy Beach Afternoon 9X12 Giclee on Canvas
Moonscape 16X20 Oil on Canvas
Blue Rhapsody 16X20 Oil on Panel
Magnolia II 12X24 Oil on Linen
Reservoir Light 20X16 Oil on Canvas
Western Spirit 16X20 Oil on Panel
River Lilies 11X14 Oil on Linen