Chapman Hamborg grew up in Huntington Beach, surfing daily with his family and enjoying an outside lifestyle. Homeschooling allowed Chapman the freedom to pursue his own interests and he began practicing art at a young age. Thanks to his unique upbringing, Chapman draws inspiration from his deep connection with nature and his love of the ocean.
He was trained classically for nine years, by Kim Frassett of Masterpiece Classical Academy and at the age of sixteen he earned a scholarship for a summer course at Laguna College of Art & Design, which deepened his desire to study realism further. Now an alumni and previous Artistic Anatomy teacher from Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Chapman has developed through studying classic realist drawing and painting from living master, Michael John Angel. Chapman was selected as a fellow in the Hudson River Fellowship 2013, where his love for plein air painting grew.
Most recently Chapman has been awarded first place in the 2014 Art Renewal Center’s annual international scholarship competition.
Along with still life, figure and portrait Chapman also enjoys painting landscapes, primarily beach scenes and waves. He is currently living in Italy studying figurative sculpture at Florence Academy of Art, as part of a prolonged period of travel with his wife, during which he has been painting the scenes he journeys through. Chapman’s permanent residency is in California, where he teaches classic painting workshops, works on commissions and contributes creatively to his family’s skateboard company, Hamboards.
More info on Chapman Hamborg and his classes at www.chapmanhamborg.com