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Below are the paintings and ceramics for Keith J. Hampton's September 10th, 2011 solo show at ArtSplash Gallery

Note: SOLD ceramic works can be re-created with some variation.

Keith also offers exclusive house portraiture for interested parties.

For pricing and other information, please EMAIL it'sALLart.

Paintings

Twilight Inns


acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20

(also available as print on ceramic tile)


Country House

SOLD
acrylic/ink on canvas
16 x 20

(available as smaller print or original)

House, Cat

SOLD
acrylic on canvas
16 x 20

Detail 1
Detail 2

Artist's Statement:

A house is the one basic human need we all recognize. It's the place we hang our hat, sleep and eat when we're not out in the world somewhere. It may be temporary or for the rest of our lives. It may be a 25-room mansion or a simple tarpaper shack. From opulant to simple, each house is home for someone. And everyone needs a home.

A house may be an investment - a factor made notorious by the recent mortgage crisis. It can be an expression of who we are, so we landscape, decorate or renovate our homes to fit our needs and show what we want to say about ourselves. Impeccible or trashed, each house is a unique thumbprint of the people that live in it.

I want to someday build a house of my own design, so houses gradually morphed into personal symbols of my creative potential. Painting and sculpting the houses in this exhibit is my way of inching closer to that goal. I have yet to build my dream home, but I'm building many of them with my art.

Due to both the nature of people's tastes in art and houses, plus my own eclectic approach, house art is an excellent fit.

 

Ceramic Tiles

Both Twilight Inns and French Eclectic Chateau are available as digital prints on
6 x 9 ceramic tiles. (click pic to enlarge)



These gloss-finish tiles can be hung or displayed on a small easel (included) and used as a trivet if desired. They are felt lined with four rubber feet and hanging hardware on the back.


French Eclectic Chateau


acrylic/Sharpie on canvas, 16 x 20

(also available as print on ceramic tile)

Casa Burro

SOLD
acrylic on canvas
16 x 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tall House

acrylic/ink on
gallery-wrap canvas
10 x 54

Click on top or bottom of house to see details of each half.

 










 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Dickensian House


acrylic on panel
10 x 47.5

Detail 1
Detail 2


Spring House

SOLD
acrylic & ink
on cradled canvas panel
8 x 8

Summer House

SOLD
acrylic & ink
on cradled canvas panel
12 x 12

Fall House


acrylic & ink
on cradled canvas panel
8 x 8

Winter House


acrylic & ink
on cradled canvas panel
8 x 8

Church & State


acrylic on gallery-wrap canvas
24 x 48

Ceramic House Sculptures

Bird, House


acrylic/pencil on coated paper
25 x 32.75, white mat, framed in clean maple frame

About Ceramic House Sculptures

There are many types of ceramic houses in the art and collectables market. I began creating these sculptures only after extensive research on ceramic houses that are currently available. My pieces are unique in may ways:

• Each one is slab-built by hand using a 1/4 inch porcelain slab for the base, walls and roof. No two are alike and no sculpture will be repeated as seen. Other collectable houses are usually from molds and hundreds - if not thousands - are in the market.

• The sculptures are based on my own sketches or photographs and also paintings from the 2d part of this exhibit. They're created to simply be enjoyed as art as I did not want to make yet more banks, tealight holders, nightlights or incense burners.

• Hand-painting is carefully applied with colors which best enhance the sculptures' architetural era and/or style. The painting style is done in three ways: Careful painted details, overall dye or splattered. Some combinations of the three exist as well.

Please email me if you would like an exclusive model of your own house created.

Please Note:

All sizes are in inches.

These pieces are not weatherproof.

For pricing, please email it'sALLart.

Ceramic houses marked "sold" can be created for purchase upon demand, but buyer should be aware that they will be slightly different as they are hand-built.




Green
Pagoda House

white porcelain/acrylic paint

5 W x 4.5 D x 8 H

Click to see paint detail


Stone Cottage


SOLD


3 W x 3 D x 4.5 H

Alternate View

Dutch Colonial House


SOLD


5 W x 3 D x 5.5 H

Alternate View

Italian Villa


white porcelain/acrylic paint

5 W x 3 D x 5.5 H

Alternate View

Brick Cottage

SOLD
white porcelain/acrylic paint

3 W x 3 D x 4.5 H

Alternate View

Richardsonian Romanesque House


white porcelain/acrylic paint

4.5 W x 4.5 D x 6 H

Alternate View

Remodeled Ranch

SOLD
white porcelain/acrylic paint

4.5 W x 3 D x 4.5 H

Alternate View

Arts & Crafts Bungalow

SOLD
white porcelain/acrylic paint

4 W x 4.5 D x 3.5 H


Vermillion Cape Cod


white porcelain/acrylic paint

4 W x 4 D x 5 H

Alternate View

Indigo Saltbox House

SOLD
white porcelain/acrylic paint

5 W x 3 D x 5 H

Alternate View

Acid House 1


white porcelain/acrylic paint

3.5 W x 3 D x 4 H


Acid House 2

SOLD
white porcelain/acrylic paint

3.5 W x 3 D x 4 H

Alternate View



Copper Saltbox House


white porcelain/acrylic paint

5 W x 3 D x 5 H

Alternate View

Yellow Tower House


SOLD

Alternate View

Pink/Purple Storybook House

SOLD

white porcelain/acrylic paint

3 W x 3 D x 6 H

Alternate View
Artists's Note:

In many European countries, there is a saying "Donkey on the roof", which connotates that something is impossible and it comes from an old fable about a farmer sticking his donkey on the roof. When creating the sketch for this painting, the burro somehow only looked correct when on the roof. Having no prior knowledge about this situation, I Googled "Burro on the Roof" but got much more input from "Donkey on the roof" and found out that this concept was not so odd after all. Naturally, I had to paint it this way.

Ivory Tower House


white porcelain/acrylic paint

3 W x 3 D x 7.5 H


Queen Anne Fixer-Upper

SOLD


4 W x 4.5 D x 6.5 H

Alternate View


Classic Daub & Wattle
with Thatched Roof

SOLD

4.5 W x 3.5 D x 5 H

Alternate View

Post-Modern House
SOLD
white porcelain/acrylic paint

5.5 W x 4.5 D x 6 H

Alternate View

Rear View


Mid-century Modern House

white porcelain/acrylic paint

9 W x 4.5 D x 4.5 H

Alternate View


In Case You Forgot -
SOLD

acrylic/collage/stamping on paper over canvas, 11 x 14 inches

Hastings Hillside,
12 x 36, acrylic on gallery wrap canvas

Detail 1
, Detail 2, Detail 3, Detail 4,Detail 5, Detail 6, Detail 7

The Coolest House on the Street

acrylic & dye on canvas
40 x 46 inches

Click for process animation of painting

00Video of Exhibition
00 Video of Ceramic Houses Prior to Color Addition