Bob Hamilton's Story
Bob Hamilton was encouraged by his mother early in life to pursue his art passion, as she was herself an artist. As a teen, he attended an art workshop in 1944 at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. Bob later read that Andy Warhol attended these same sessions, but since there were 150-200 attendees, he can't recall if he ever met the esteemed Mr. Warhol.
Bob set his art aside for the most part during his working years, but upon retirement in 2008, he threw himself into his art with focus. His early instruction took place at the Roswell Recreation Visual Arts Center under the eye of Kip Rogers. His skills were further developed through the mentoring of Joan Hilliard. It is through Joan that he occupies his space at My Studio, on the Old Square in Roswell.
Bob's paintings have been displayed at the Blue Ridge Arts Festival, Roswell Showcase homes, and other local venues. He is a member of the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance.