Dorian Hamilton is Refuged and now in the Light
I am a digital artist and jewelry maker who resides in Stafford County, Virginia. Photography initially developed as a necessary creative outlet about three years ago and turned into one of my favorite past times.
I love photographing and recreating digital drawings of rural scenes, social order among animals, experimenting with color/texture, and people watching. My childhood, love of history, travels, and career have heavily influenced my art. As an army brat, I was frequently the new kid in town and developed an ability to study people. I was fortunate to have parents who chose homes in the community of the host country to ensure that I received an authentic, cultural experience while living abroad. They always took me off the beaten path when traveling. This heavily influences what captures my eye today.
It is my intent to use my digital art to celebrate, share, and enlighten others about this region. I see beauty in both in rural areas and parts of the city often ignored by tourists. I equally enjoy showcasing children and families engaged in normal day-to-day activities. I also seek to include aspects of the human condition (mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse) that continue to be ignored and unresolved.
Clockwise from the top, vending event in Fredericksburg, VA, more pictures for sale from the vending event, two pictures, "Unconditional Love" and "Sprinklers" selected for display at the Stafford Hospital, and a sample card.