100 Portraits 2017: my son, the anti-hero


I looked up ‘anti-heroes’ and feel that this young man would not mind being grouped together with movie characters like Jason Bourne, Michael Corleone, Gordon Gekko & Deadpool…. as such portrait 14 is a pretty spot-on snapshot of my oldest offspring. Even as a youngster watching Disney movies Josh related more with the shadier characters like Captain Hook and Scar, and once old enough to articulate it relegated the good guys (Peter Pan, the good-hearted Simba) as `pussies`. Hey, he just came out that way. Despite this, he`s still a good human being, an incessant  entrepreneur, (if you`re looking for some online nutrition & physique training hit him up,) and a bit of a world traveller to boot. Like any good villain he likes to stay on the move… Stay safe my son!

100 Portraits 2017: The Lisch family marching band (& Woody)

Lisch family

Portrait 13: The Lisch Family Marching Band (& Woody)
This is a family that does together. Even joining a bagpipe marching band. When they pulled the two wooden boxes from the back of the truck my curiosity was piqued, and to my delight I was treated to some other-worldy squeaks and honks during their portrait time as a spontaneous practice session ensued. Thank you Lisch family for enriching my studio space with your artful noise!!

100 Portraits 2017: Quinn & Rosie

Quinn and Rosie

Back at it! Portrait number 12, Quinn and Rosie. This young man, besides being a big ‘ol sloppy-hearted dog lover and an excellent chef, is also a great entrepreneur; not only is he part of the family business Blue Moon Winery, (which many of you may recognize as the home of the fabulous Raven’s Moon Ciders), he also operates his own very successful mobile apple press and is always planning (and doing) what he needs to do to take that next step. Oh and even though is face is buried in Rosie’s shiny fur coat, he’s also quite handsome.

100 Portraits 2017: Wayne


Portait number 10: Wayne Della Siega

Wayne approached me the week before his turn in the studio came up and said, “I have an idea for my portrait. I have a thing for shoes, you see…” So of course I was delighted when he showed up with a giant suitcase full of his John Fluevog shoes in tow.

Wayne, you’re one of a kind. Thanks for being such a cool subject!!


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Happy Easter!

100 Portraits 2017: friendship

heather and jill3

This is a group of people who are dear to my heart, as well as camera shy. I suggested they have their portraits done together, as they’re pretty much one big family anyways. Lots of barefoot love here ­čÖé
Portrait #4 in this black and white film series.

100 Portraits 2017: Erica


If you don’t believe in forest Faeries, you’ve never met Erica. She’s magical.

35mm Ilford HP5, unfiltered, unretouched, scanned with Epson V550

Nikon FA, Tamron SP 28-80 @ f5.6, shutter speed 1/250 with Nikon SB-15 speedlight, TTL

100 portraits 2017: troy, beth and anwyn


The second of 100 black and white film sessions, this candid photo stood out to me as an endearing moment in every parent’s life; the busyness, the entertaining, the adoration, the absolute trust, treats and every child’s best effort to live a life lived at full strength in the light of their parents’ love. I loved the brief time I had photographing this family.

Technically, I also like the artifacts present in this photo: the emulsion rubs, the squeegee mark all the way across the frame, the blown-out highlight on Anwyn`s cheek, the water stain in the top right corner. To me these just make it more ‘filmy’ but also tell me I`ve got a few bugs to work out of my process…

In the end, I`m going for feel and personality more than technical perfection. For me, this pic delivers just that.


“Yes, she said”

“Yes, she said”, wood, ink, oil and varnish, 22″ x 70″ x 5 1/4″ Price $2200

This was my first large scale binary piece. I had a clear design from the start and had a ton of fun making it. The support has a convex curve, made with 1/4″ ply stretched over a ribbed substrate. The frame around it is walnut with an oil finish (top and bottom) and the sides are beech stained black with India ink. The title, “Yes, she said”, (which is what this piece┬á spells out in binary code) was selected for its brevity and open-ended meaning. A lot could be derived from it, but generally, a positive vibe.

If you are interested in purchasing this piece or inquiring about a commission, please contact me at scotthamiltonart@gmail.com. Thanks for visiting!

Below is a link to a short film that my son made for a media program he was in that features the making of this artwork. I think he did a great job.


colour conversation III, order/disorder

“colour conversation III, order/disorder” 13.5″ x 15.5″ x 2″ acrylic on wood (sold)

This piece was an exercise in process and design for me, as well as being really fun deciding on the colour makeup and mixing 25 distinctly different colours that (I think) go swimmingly well together. One of my favourites.

This piece is sold but if you are interested in inquiring about a commission, please contact me at scotthamiltonart@gmail.com. Thanks for visiting!

colour conversation, blue influence

“colour conversation, blue influence” 38.5″ x 16.75″ (978mm x 425mm) acrylic and stain on wood. Price: $1200 + shipping

As a woodworker it always breaks my heart to throw away all of the beautiful scraps of wood that inevitably end up in the bin after a cabinetry project or piece of furniture. Wood is just freaking beautiful, and an amazing material to work with. Seemingly simple in construction, a lot of hours and creative choices went into this assemblage. Enjoy the slide show below to follow some of my thoughts and choices along the way.

If you are interested in purchasing this piece or inquiring about a commission, please contact me at scotthamiltonart@gmail.com. Thanks for visiting!

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