Rick Hamilton chose, I Want to Feel Pretty Again, for his Artist Choice piece. With an effort to focus on the variety of beauty represented not in art but people. Hamilton gives us a peek through an artist’s eyes and displays a beauty rarely seen in the mirror.
“This is a woman putting a flower in her hair in order to feel pretty again,” explains Hamilton. “What she doesn’t realize is the rest of the world can already see how beautiful she is.”
Self-esteem, as we age especially, can take a severe hit. Receiving the gift of our own beauty reflected back through paint, is an incredible one.
“I painted this piece to acknowledge how hard we are on ourselves. Maybe we are all similar in that way,” says Hamilton. “It was a hard one to pick, but an important piece for me!”
Hamilton has three works at Shows on Maine Art Hill for the 8th Annual Choice Art Show. The Choice Show can be seen every day from 10 am to 5 pm at the 10 Chase Hill Road address, as well as online at The 8th Annual Choice Art Show.
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