Hampton Hall was born in Iowa, but spent most of his life in the Southern California area where he now resides. As a young child, Hampton knew he was going to become an artist. He has spent 35 years developing his natural talent, working out of the same studio from the start of his career.
The artist's work has evolved from a highly contemporary style to a more traditional approach with a contemporary touch. He uses "ghost images" in subtle renderings to "veil" his thought process from the viewer. Being an intuitive painter, Mr. Hall loves to explore as he paints and encourages the viewer to do so as well. Beginning with rough thumbnail sketches, Mr. Hall enjoys watching his paintings evolve as he makes each aesthetic decision.
A world-renowned artist, Mr. Hall has been commissioned to paint some unusual projects including the grand staircase of the residential home of the Sultan of Brunei in London. He has also painted in the personal residences of many Saudi Arabian princes and other royals.
Mr. Hall is also well represented in private and corporate collections. Some of these include The Beverly Hills Hotel, Hotel Biltmore Santa Barbara, The Ritz Charlton Chicago, The Four Seasons Wailea, Hawaii, E.F. Hutton Corporation, Prudential Insurance Company, and the Sultan of Brunei residential homes in California and London.
Mr. Hall's work has been exhibited in major galleries and museums throughout the United States including Annex Gallery (San Diego, CA), Art and Architecture Tour (selected by L. A. County Museum of Art), Downey Museum (Downey, CA), Stedelijk Museum (Haarlem, Holland), Daytona Beach Museum of Arts (Dayton, FL) and Newport harbor Art Museum (Newport, CA).