contact name: Beryl Wells Hamilton
phone: 612 708 5046
Meadowlands MN 55765
open to public: yes
hours: Yes, all day if I'm there, or by appointment (call any time)
Beryl Wells Hamilton has been an artist since 1977. She is a master metal-worker (after working in stainless steel for thirty years, everything else comes easy!) and has built many large and small sculptures in steel, bronze, brass, copper, and stainless steel.
She worked as assistant and partner with well-known Midwest sculptor Charles Huntington for many years, assisting him in the fabrication of sculptures as large as 20 feet tall, and displayed all over the Midwest, including Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and General Mills in Minneapolis, MN.
She studied art at Bethel College and Art History at the University of Minnesota. She has traveled to Mexico, Guatemala, Namibia, South Africa and Europe.
From 1978-1983, Beryl taught bronze casting and welding at the Art Center of Minnesota in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Beryl has participated in artist-in-residence programs in area schools and local parks. Her work is represented in private and public collections.
Beryl loves her Celtic roots, which gives her a love for loopy things and teeny tiny details. She has created a series of Celtic lluminated Manuscript pieces in the style of the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels.
Beryl lives in Meadowlands, Minnesota, with her cats, George and Elsa, and her partner, Clyo Howard, who is a potter. They have established their business together as Meadowlands Studio, LLP and are very busy building work and selling it in art shows and festivals throughout Minnesota.
Beryl likes taking long walks in the woods, birdwatching, collecting wild berries for making jam, mushrooming, and gardening. She enjoys exploring the North Shore of Lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Marais.
Beryl's copper works are inspired by her love for animals and her love for water that moves. Her stainless steel sculptures are inspired by the beauty of Minnesota’s North Shore, prairie landscapes and wildlife. In December, 2012 she installed a large outdoor public sculpture at the new Mother Baby Center at Abbot Northwestern Hospital/Children's Hospital at 26th and Elliot Ave So. in Minneapolis.
Mother Baby Center, Abbot Northwestern/Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Osakis High School, Osakis, Minnesota
Robbinsdale Townhouse Plaze, Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Black Forest Inn, Minneapolis, Minnesota
McCannel Eye Clinic, Edina, Minnesota
Calloway Gallery, Rochester, Minnesota
C.G. Rein Gallery, Edina, Minnesota
Last Chance Gallery, Lutsen, Minnesota
Wilensky Art Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Country of Citizenship:
June 17, 1954