Dustin Hampton
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Dustin Hampton

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Visual Art – Madison, WI

I have now been painting for over 10 years. Completely self-taught, I have always favored abstract painting and expressing emotions through an organic creative process. Last year, however, expression became a tool for survival. When my life changed forever. In response to this change I began to paint again for the first times in months. I realized in that moment there is nothing like raw emotion, and I wanted to capture emotion as it happened and express it with paint, canvas, and a vast array of mediums. What came out of this new desire is my current series titled \"Tiles\". \"Tiles\" is a very intimate look into the mind and emotions of an artist going through a period of dramatic life changes. In this series I take generic emotions felt in unique ways specific to the time they occurred, and visualize it. I believe that each emotion is unique to every experience; and each experience is a tile that will make up the mosaic of your life. ...more