We had the good fortune of connecting with Amy Hamilton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amy, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Just like my photography business, it all started out as a hobby. It wasn’t long and I had several paintings just sitting around. I starting getting commissioned work and I thought… Hey, there might be something to this. So, I opened an Esty store and started doing local antique shows and Farmers Markets.. That was several years ago and I am still panting weekly and sharing my art.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have been a natural light photographer for years and did mural and painting as a hobby until more and more people would ask for commissioned pieces. The hobby has grown into a daily obsession where I feel the need to capture life in art. The art has begun to grow into various themes. My current collections are a variety of florals, landscape, angels, and my retro girls. Happiness: My paintings make me happy when I create them. I want people who see my art to feel the same joy. Every piece of work has a personal feeling, and I hope others experience a connection.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Some of my favorite things to do in Dallas area are The Sixth Floor Musuem at Dealey Plaza, we have been several times. Very moving and informative. Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, I love flowers and gardens.. A must see, I can stay here most of the day Dallas Museum of Art, of course the art museum. This is a must see also… Favorite place to eat is Meso Maya Comida y Copas, absolutely the best Mexican Food in the area
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I get all my artistic skills from my parents. I grew up in a very creative home that focused on music and creativity. My mother is the real artist, and my father restores classic cars. I was always encouraged to develop my creative skills in music and design.