Primarily self-taught, Keith J. Hampton got his start in commercial art in 1977 at the age of 18, working in publishing, first at The Saturday Evening Post company and for two years at ICP as the company’s magazine cover artist, creating cover illustrations for four quarterlies. At 25, he moved into marketing and advertising working at various agencies and studios. From 1995 until 2017 he owned a graphic design and fine art firm. In 2017 he retired to concentrate solely on painting and sculpting. Keith’s hand has always been in the fine art world. He started by showing at the Indianapolis Museum of Art consignment gallery and then at several regional art fairs. In 2003 he had his own gallery for a year and later began showing work in Cincinnati, New York, Indianapolis, Zionsville, Louisville and Carmel. Keith’s work is purposely eclectic and embodies many art types, including realism, surrealism, impressionism, cubism, abstract expressionism. He enjoys pursuing a multi-faceted approach in many mediums and styles, and is inspired by nature, dreams, history and politics.
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