Wade Hampton
Wade Hampton
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Paola

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Erica

About Wade Hampton

Birthed in the state forged by Native Americans, Civil War battles, blues and folk music, diamonds, and nine students that helped establish the spirit of the civil rights movement, Wade Hampton was provisioned with inspiration that would lay claim to a unique journey of artistic declaration. The history of the ‘Natural State’ broadened Wade’s view to seek education within the ‘Show-Me State’; that which gave way to the lifestyle and culture of the ‘Big Apple’. This ‘gateway to the world’ is where Wade honed his artistic talents on the canvas, leading him to an artisan’s approach towards dance and movement.

The world-class museums, art galleries, highly regarded visual art and dance institutions, catapulted what was already a burgeoning mind of creation artistry, allowing Wade to expand his knowledge of art at the School of Visual Arts. He participated in a profusion of art exhibitions throughout the NYC metro area, towards Arkansas and back to New Jersey. And, he was introduced to the dance training, rehearsals, and performance world of the NYC Caribbean, Latin and African dance cultures.

This experience and growth ushered Wade towards a new market of the southwest art clientele of Las Vegas, the Cirque du Soleil and theatre community, and the Latin, Caribbean, and African performance, and social dance communities. Always in concept, always moving forward, Wade will continue to evolve and ‘live’ the journey.

“Erica” and “Paola” are part of an on-going series of oil portraits, titled “Colors”, showcasing the nuance within the woman’s personality. This series compliments an array of nationalities from African-American, to East Asian (Japanese), to Caucasian American, French (African), and Latin American.

About the art

Birthed in the state forged by Native Americans, Civil War battles, blues and folk music, diamonds, and nine students that helped establish the spirit of the civil rights movement, Wade Hampton was provisioned with inspiration that would lay claim to a unique journey of artistic declaration. The history of the ‘Natural State’ broadened Wade’s view to seek education within the ‘Show-Me State’; that which gave way to the lifestyle and culture of the ‘Big Apple’. This ‘gateway to the world’ is where Wade honed his artistic talents on the canvas, leading him to an artisan’s approach towards dance and movement.

The world-class museums, art galleries, highly regarded visual art and dance institutions, catapulted what was already a burgeoning mind of creation artistry, allowing Wade to expand his knowledge of art at the School of Visual Arts. He participated in a profusion of art exhibitions throughout the NYC metro area, towards Arkansas and back to New Jersey. And, he was introduced to the dance training, rehearsals, and performance world of the NYC Caribbean, Latin and African dance cultures.

This experience and growth ushered Wade towards a new market of the southwest art clientele of Las Vegas, the Cirque du Soleil and theatre community, and the Latin, Caribbean, and African performance, and social dance communities. Always in concept, always moving forward, Wade will continue to evolve and ‘live’ the journey.

“Erica” and “Paola” are part of an on-going series of oil portraits, titled “Colors”, showcasing the nuance within the woman’s personality. This series compliments an array of nationalities from African-American, to East Asian (Japanese), to Caucasian American, French (African), and Latin American.