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Tag Archives: Painting

N. Hamelin latest paintings

I have always been aware of the beauty in autumn colours, but it was not until I picked up a paint brush that I really began to understand and appreciate just how intense and magical those colours truly are. The most intense examples of these colours I can remember were found while driving north through […]

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Weather front Now Available!

I am pleased to announce that my painting ‘Weather front’ is finally available for purchase! I painted this scene in the summer but it had been reserved for a wonderful client of ours. After making the decision that my larger painting ‘Shore Leave’ fit their wall space better, I now have ‘Weather front’ available for you! […]

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‘The Road Less Travelled’ Mobile Art Gallery

For my style of artwork, it requires that I spend as much time as possible out in the world travelling and exploring to find those unique and interesting subjects that speak to my artistic vision. This has posed a real challenge to Cheri and I as every minute spent outside of the studio is time […]

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October Newsletter 2014

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New Painting ‘Cache Creek Chevy’

At the end of what was a hectic and busy summer for Cheri and me, we decided to go on a short road trip up to Cache Creek and surrounding area to explore the region and look for inspiration for future paintings. Although our stretch of amazing weather had run out and we unfortunately experienced […]

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New Painting ‘Retired Ranch Hand’

When travelling to and from Alberta, my favourite landscape has always been the transition between wheat fields to Rocky Mountains. The contrast between the flat and open golden fields, against the jagged snow-capped blue mountains is incredibly pleasurable to the eye and is a very strong visual representation of Western Canada. As a kid, my […]

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July 2014 Newsletter

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New Painting, ‘Shore Leave’

A couple years back, Cheri and I had the opportunity to take a short sailing trip aboard the tall ship Lady Washington. During this 8 hour trip from Richmond to Vancouver, we had an opportunity to glimpse into the past and see what life was like on board a trading vessel in the late 1700′s. […]

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New Painting, Leaning Eilean

I am excited to share the release of my latest painting fresh off the easel! Titled, ‘Leaning Eilean’ this painting is one of my largest to date at 25″x40″, acrylic on fine art board. I love painting boats under sail, and the opportunity to capture a boat as beautiful as Eilean is a real honour. […]

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New Painting ‘Becalmed’

Over the last couple of years I have grown a new appreciation for this time of the year. For me, it’s the time where I bury myself away in my studio creating work for the new season of upcoming shows. I spend all day and evening working on my latest paintings getting lost in the […]

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November Newsletter, Neil Hamelin

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October Update – New Paintings, New Show!

The Summer art show season is over but the shows continue on! Cheri and I will be doing the Make It Show in Vancouver for the first time. A brief description of the event courtesy of their website: “Make It is devoted to creating positive opportunities for artists, crafters, designers & musicians. On the flip […]

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Granville Island Wooden Boat Festival

After a very enjoyable and successful 4 day show at Harmony Arts Festival, I am now doing another 4 day show at Granville Island! Cheri and I have been invited to take part in the Granville Island Wooden Boat Festival this year, and will be set up on the promenade behind the market, looking out […]

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July Newsletter, Neil Hamelin

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Arnold Mikelson Festival of Arts

The time has come again for the annual Arnold Mikeslon Festival of Arts! This year marks the 40th anniversary of this fantastic show. Mr. Mikelson and his wife Mary organized the first festival forty years ago with a handful of artists and a dream to bring original art to the community. Today the  festival has […]

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Car Free Day, June 16th!

Car Free Day, June 16th “This incredible street festival runs 21 blocks from Broadway to 30th. No cars are allowed and visitors are free to wander the street enjoying over a dozen music stage, a kids zone, a fashion show, roller derby, dance zones, as well as hundreds of non-profits, local artisans and businesses! The […]

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May Update

We are heading into the busy time of the year for us, that being the art show season. Cheri and I will be participating in a few new shows this year and some familiar shows from previous years. The next show will be a first for us, Car Free Day, in Vancouver on Main Street […]

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Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter  

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A Moment Between Events

Over the last couple of months I have found the inspiration to delve into the world of aviation artwork. Although aviation is an industry I am well acquainted with, aviation art is one that is relatively new to me. With my paintings, I enjoy romanticizing the world of transportation and anthropomorphizing these mechanical subjects. Disassembled, […]

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Now that the holidays are over Cheri and I are hard underway prepping and planning for a fun and successful 2013. Our New Year’s goals have us entering a few more shows this year as well as building a new Studio Gallery in our home. Work on the studio is already almost done and I […]

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Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!

From the frosty blue colours of winter to the complimentary warm oranges of summer. My palette has seen the extremes of both sides of the colour wheel over the past few weeks.  ‘Wintery Retreat’ 16”x18” Acrylic on canvas, is my latest finished painting. This scene captures an older worn out snowmobile parked in front of […]

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Art Collector and The Heron

This November Issue of The American Art Collector Magazine has included samples of my work and a write up on me to their feature on ‘Planes, Trains and Automobile’ Art. As a long time subscriber to this magazine, it will be a fun experience to see my own work amongst its pages. We featured ‘Nash […]

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Shades Of Blue

This last month has been busy with composing and creating 2 paintings that are unique to what I have painted to date. Inspired by a request to capture my style and vision in a tropical environment, I composed this first image of the Pelican on the old weathered boat. The combination in colours between the […]

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‘The Chief’

Cheri and I spend many hopeful hours out searching the coastline and harbours looking for what is becoming an infrequent site which is the classic wooden commercial vessels from the past. To me, there is an inherent beauty and artistry in the design and fabrication of these older wooden ships. I love seeing the centuries […]

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Latest Finished Painting ‘Comox Crown’

Go to the website and see the work in progress of my latest finished painting titled Comox Crown. Cheri and I were out for a walk with our dogs along the Pitt River where we came upon the Seaspan Tug Comox Crown. It was passing by the train bridge as the bridge swung to the side […]

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