Artists in Residence
One of the goals of The Hampton Festival is to foster the development of the arts in the local community. We achieve this by providing an outlet for the work of established, and up-and-coming artists.
Five artists will demonstrate their craft at the 2017 Festival. All were eager to share their knowledge and passion with visitors to the Festival.
don milner - artist
Don is an Australian artist and painter and is excited to be able to paint images of Australia. It offers hima rich source of inspiration that constantly challenges his artistic endeavors as he chooses themes and subjects which encapsulate and personify our rich and unique way of life, spectacular and unusual scenery, characters who are seemingly larger than life, ancient spiritual people (Australian Aboriginals), the weird and wonderful animals and birds that live in this incredible country.
Don says that 'From the very early days of my “Artist Journey” I have been amazed and inspired by many of the classic master painters including Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt, plus our more recent masters like Salvador Dali and others.' During his “Artistic Journey” hehas been fortunate to meet many Australian based, very talented fine artists have inspired him and further fueled his passion and enthusiasm to paint and create and he thanks themfor their contribution, inspiration and their art.
kerry smith - Wood Turning
Kerry is a Wood turner and Furniture maker; he has been turning for 25 years, and is currently the Vice President of Toowoomba & District Woodcrafters Inc. club. He turns all types of articles, such as bowls, vases, pens and platters of various shapes and sizes. Most items are made from central Australian natural timbers.
He also makes a large variety of cutting boards and large tables from solid Australian timbers.
All articles are beautifully finished with natural oils or a quality lacquer, which are food safe products.