Cameron Hampton (1968) is an American artist. Hampton’s work has been described as dark realism. She uses traditional mediums combined with modern materials and digital mediums to create dire, gritty, macabre and dark imagery. Her latest projects are “The American Portrait Project” which she is painting pastel portraits of Americans to show the diversity in the U.S., “Gothic South”, a collection of photographs of southern architecture from decaying Antebellum plantation homes to abandoned cotton mills, illustrating Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft’s works and “Altered” a graphic novel about Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders. Hampton is a Masters Circle Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies, earning her Gold Medal in the Spring of 2007, a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, the Southeastern Pastel Society and the Alabama Pastel Society. She has exhibited in over one hundred shows including many one woman shows and has many works in corporate and private collections. She is a painter, photographer, sculptor, graphic novel illustrator and author, political cartoonist, book and web designer, teacher and art gallery owner (The Hampton Fine Art Gallery in Greensboro, Georgia). Hampton attended both Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and The Atlanta College of Art (now The Savannah College of Art and Design) in Atlanta, Georgia. She has studied independently in Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Slovakia, and Hungary where she lived. She will be published in many magazines and books this year. She is being Featured in Blue Canvas Magazine in July, the London based Quarto Publishing book, “Sketching and Drawing: Tips, Techniques and Shortcuts” in September, the Ripperologist Magazine and “Altered” in October 2011 to name a few.