A trained realist painter working and living in New Jersey. Originally of Little Rock, Arkansas, the artist believes the city’s rich history helped him develop his outlook on art and life. Hampton declares that not enough artists are interested in realist painting because it is a difficult discipline to master. Even when it’s mastered, he continues, it’s difficult for a Black artist to get the same recognition automatically afforded his contemporaries.
Hampton’s pieces are classical renditions of space and light that afford the viewer a glimpse into an almost ethereal and certainly universal space.