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Michael Hamers

Studio #13

7259 Mount Sherman Road

Longmont, CO 80503
Gunbarrel area, near 71st & Lookout Rd

mike@lightspeedca.net
http://www.lightspeedca.net

 

My work is inspired by nature, beauty, and poetry. I work in several mediums: airbrush watercolor paintings, colored pencil renderings and fine art photography.  For the past 40 years, being a designer, typographer and technical illustrator, as well as a lover of Surrealism and poetry, has influenced my recent resurgence in fine art over the past 6 years.

 

My latest project for 2018–19 was to self-published my first book called “Walking With Rumi”.  It is a collection of my fine art photography carefully, consciously paired with the ecstatic poetry of the 13th century Sufi mystic popularly known as Rumi – 100 of his longer poems and 70 shorter quotations. It is all integrated through the creative use of page composition, font choices, and playful typographical treatments, which becomes both the glue and the lubricant between the words and the images. I also have a variety of framed enlargements from the book that unite poetry and photography.  Publishing a set of 8 fine art Greeting Cards called “Rumi & Me” preceded the book. This series pairs 8 of my favorite flower images with a pertinent quote by Rumi.

 

I also have a visually interesting series of photos that were distressed by Nature, the sun and wind, of Native American Indian historic images in a whole new context that makes them even more powerful.

 

I also have nature-based images of flowers and other botanicals done as hand-printed lithographs (from Bavarian limestone), airbrush watercolors, and photography. On occasion I explore more Abstract and Minimalist styles and subjects with my photographs.

 

 

SHOW PARTICIPATION:

– Juried participant in Bo. Open Studios Tour 2019.

 “Walking With Rumi” – Art Asylum Gallery, 2019

“Artists in Recovery” – Pine St. Church, Spring 2019

“More Art Than Science” – Retrospective”, NCAR, 2018

“Art As Medicine” – Dairy Arts Center, 2017

“Through Art Vision & Dreams, the Light Gets Through” – NCAR, 2015

“Out of the Black and Into the Blue” – Firehouse Art Center, 2013

AWARDS:

• “Award of Excellence” for my Orchid photo featured on cover, “Love Without Madness”, 2019

• “Award of Excellence” colored-pencil illustration, “Momentum”, 2018.

• “Best Use of Corporate Environmental Graphics”, American Corp. Identity for a 120-ft interior wall mural that I created in a corporate office, 2017.

• “Best Use of Logo Usage Guide” created for the rebranding of The Town of Mead, CO. 2016

• “Best Use of Photography” for my photo-collage “My Addiction Recovery Story” 2015

Photography, Airbrush Watercolor, Drawing

 

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