Monday, August 13, 2012

Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery to exhibit water color paintings by Bill Hamilton

"Strictly for the Birds." Water Color by Bill Hamilton. (Photos courtesy Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery)

MICHIGAMME -- The Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery will host "Manifestations of Light: Fine Water Colors by Bill Hamilton" from Aug. 15 through Sept. 15, 2012. A reception will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery,  136 E. Main, Michigamme, Mich. 49861. Refreshments will be served.

Bill Hamilton is well known for his landscape paintings of the Upper Peninsula. As an artist, he continues to draw inspiration from the local area. But lately, Hamilton has become interested in depicting and sharing his particular talents as a watercolorist for subjects outside the U.P.

Around the U.S. Hamilton’s painting skills take on subjects like the Rio Grande River and the Gulf Coast.

Artist Bill Hamilton will exhibit his new water color paintings at the Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery from Aug. 15 through Sept. 15, 2012.

"This is part of who I am," he explains. "Experiences from my trips inspire me to take on new challenges as a painter."

His latest work reflects his extensive travels overseas to Ireland and mainland China. Fresh views of new places catch his and our attention.

"At this stage of my career, I’m eager to broaden my artistic horizons," Hamilton says.

Finding the special qualities of unfamiliar settings requires a good understanding of light, composition, and scale. Observing the nuances of color and value, Hamilton applies his decades of experiences and skill to create breathtaking interpretations of new places in a sensitive, unforced way.

Regardless of the location, Hamilton’s favorite subject is still nature.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Sunday. Tuesdays by appointment. For more information call 906-323-6546.

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