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Rae Hamilton

Rae Mark Hamilton, landscape painter, specializes in pastoral scenes in scenic Baltimore County, Maryland, as well as in ocean and marsh paintings on the shorelines of Delaware and Maryland. He is captivated by how light defines nature and attempts to create atmosphere by capturing that light in paint.

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Heading to the Beach 3

Heading Down River


Lighton the Bay

Pleasant Meadow Farm


Wandering River

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Biography

Rae Hamilton works almost exclusively in oil paints, but in a variety of genres, including landscapes, florals, and figures. While he received his formal art training at American University, he considers himself largely self-taught. Hamilton says he owes a debt of gratitude to the Impressionist and pre-Impressionist masters whose work he has studied.

Hamilton’s work is held in private collections across the country. It is currently shown in the Rehoboth Art League galleries and Cooks Limited Antiques in Hereford, Maryland. Previously he was represented by the D&K Gallery in Monkton, Maryland, the Prince Royal Gallery and the Gallery Julian in Alexandria, Virginia; the Venable Neslage Gallery in Washington, D.C.; and the historic Rock Creek Park Gallery, also in Washington, D.C.

In June 2010, the Rehoboth Art League presented him with the Col. W.S. Corkran Award for his painting of Assawoman Bay in Bethany Beach, Delaware. In August of 2010, he won a second in the Maryland State Fair competition for professional landscapes. In August of 2011, he won a second and a third in the same competition. Hamilton, who served on the board of directors of the Rock Creek Park Gallery in Washington, D.C., won a number of awards in juried shows there. He has also been juried into some of the most prestigious art festivals on the East Coast.

Hamilton is currently vice president of the Northern Baltimore County Art Foundation, which is dedicated to the promotion of art within the community and provides college scholarships to promising high school student artists.

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