NEWS: For three years running, Hamilton has won multiple awards in the professional competition at the Maryland State Fair. He was recently given the Rehoboth Art League's Col. W.S. Corkran Award for a painting judged most representative of the Eastern Shore.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rae Hamilton's work is held in private collections across the country. He has been represented by the Venable Neslage Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Gallery Julian and the Prince Royal Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, the D&K Gallery in Monkton, Maryland, and currently shows work at the Towson Framing Gallery in Towson, Maryland, the Christine Daniels Gallery in Easton, Maryland, the Rehoboth Art League galleries in Rehoboth, Delaware, and Cook Limited Antiques in Hereford, Maryland. Hamilton works almost exclusively in oils, but in a variety of genres, including landscapes, florals, and figures.
He received his formal art training at American University, but says he owes a debt of gratitude to the Impressionist and pre-Impressionist masters whose work he has studied extensively. Hamilton has also served on the board of directors of the historic Rock Creek Park Gallery in Washington, D.C., and won a number of awards in juried shows there. He also served as vice president of the board of the Northern Baltimore County Art Foundation, dedicated to the promotion of art within the community and providing college scholarships to promising high school student artists. Hamilton also writes a column profiling regional artists in Mason Dixon Arrive, a magazine distributed in Baltimore, Baltimore County, and Harford County, Maryland.