"Ben Hampton is a native of scenic Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a young boy, he and his family moved to an outlying rural area. Ben's older brothers worked along side their father on the family farm. Ben was left to roam the woods, to fish and hunt.
His love of nature, combined with a keen sense of observation, inspired him even then, to sketch vividly his surroundings. Ben Hampton's innate artistic talent was nourished by his environment. His natural curiosity led him to acquire a vast wealth of knowledge concerning the world around him. As he grew, his artistic talent began to blossom, and later on, to flourish. His rise to fame is eminent.
He chose commercial art as his profession. His excellence in his chosen field brought him fifteen National awards. As a hobby, he did some of his now well-known paintings for his own enjoyment. In the Spring of 1973, Ben Hampton decided to paint as a profession rather than as a hobby.
His exceptional talent could not go unrecognized and a waiting public wanted his paintings. The original oils now sell briskly in the $10,000 range. The novice art critic perceives the sensitivity in Ben's paintings. He is a naturalist. His observant mind picks up the most minute detail to make his work so realistic. His subjects are varied and he paints mansions, humble cabins, and people, with the same authenticity as a woodland or farm scene.
Ben Hampton has a profound knowledge of life about him which he shares. His paintings are a compliment to nature. There are many facets comprising the individuality of the personable artist. He delights in archaeological finds of the Indians of the Southeastern Region of the United States. He appreciates the art value of these objects, some dating back to the Paleo Period. His collection of arrowheads, pottery, beads, and scrapers is colossal. In addition to Indian artifacts, the artist collects fossils, gemstones, and antiques, etc.
The artist released his first set of limited edition prints in the Spring of 1973. They have been overwhelmingly accepted and are now found in countless homes across the country. "