Tuesday, 28. May 2002

 

Beautiful work and a favorite place to visit for me! Sandra Sweany Seymour, Indiana 47274

Saturday, 12. October 2002

I was given a gift "Backwood Redbuds" Series X years ago by the Brewer family in Cleveland, Tennessee. I so LOVED this work, I started a collection. His paintings are absolutely awesome. So glad to find your website and Patsy I am so glad you are following in his legacy. Thanks for wonderful work!! R. Warren, Dallas, Texas

Thursday, 17. October 2002

          Marcia M. Smith Blue Ridge, GA

Ben Hampton was one of the greatest artists and is certainly my favorite! We really miss your not coming to the annual "Arts in the Park" in Blue Ridge.

Thursday, 02. January 2002

I'm delighted that someone is keeping prominent the legacy and talent of this gifted artist. Only someone with deep roots in the Southeast Tennessee area could see the moods of this country as I have seen them since childhood; and have the special skill to capture and share these scenes with us all. I have only a couple of small prints of Ben's, as I was not actively buying art during his lifetime. When I realized how special he was, he was gone. Thanks, Thad Osborne, now of Knoxville.

Saturday, 04. January 2003

I had the honor of building this web site. It has been the most interesting and awesome experience getting to know Ben Hampton through working with his family and friends, who are very special people. What a remarkable Man!!  Chrissy Grantham

Friday, 24. January 2003

My husband and I collect Ben and Pasty Hampton's art. We love it!!! Now we have his sister and mother collecting. So this has turned into a family affair. Every print we add to our collection gives us a great pleasure and joy. They are all admired by everyone who visits our home. Steve and Gwen Curry

Wednesday, 29. January 2003

I had the pleasure of meeting Ben several times. He was a very nice man. He and my Grandmother were friends. The description of the painting "DAD" says that the old man bears a striking resemblance to Ben's Dad. A lot of people over the years, claiming to know a lot about Ben's work, told me that this was Ben's Dad. It made for some interesting discussions when I revealed that I KNEW it was not his Dad, because it was my Great Grandfather, Garl Hulvey. Pa lived a long life. He died December 9, 1983 at 90. It is a lasting legacy to our family, and I am glad that people enjoy the print. Ben was good to my Grandmother and our whole family. He is missed. Pamela

 

Wednesday, 19. February 2003

nice website

 

Saturday, 22. February 2003

My father was a long time friend of Ben's and as a young boy I used to go fishing with Ben and my dad. We have several of Ben's prints and treasure them. As I recall Ben used to collect Arrowheads back in the 1950's and wondered what ever became of them. 

Rick Hadden St. Petersburg, Florida

 

Wednesday, 12. March 2003

We recently purchased one of your prints, "The Raven" in a small frame shop here in our town. We had it framed to be hung along with my husband's other Indian prints. My husband is a Lumbee Indian from NC and has begun collecting Indian artifacts and prints. We are extremely pleased with the framed print.

Sunday, 25. May 2003

I think that your paintings are sensational and are true to life. My grandparents love for me to show them your paintings and are in awe every time. My grandaddy's favorite is the Swinging Bridge and I also enjoy it. It reminds me of a bridge that me and my grandfather tried to build when I was only a child. Thank God for your gift and thank you for sharing it with others. Sincerly, Christy Hendrix

 

Friday, 30. May 2003

We really enjoyed your site. We were wondering when you were going to update it again?John.http://government-grants.org

Saturday, 14. June 2003

I am the proud owner of 3 signed and numbered prints,Monument to an Era,The Good Earth,and Winter Refuge. They were given to me as a wedding present in 1978 by my late husband. His favorite was Winter Refuge. Pam Maness, Denver, Co

Sunday, 29. June 2003

My husband and I saw some of your prints at a friends house and were amazed at how beautiful they were. We would like to begin our own collection. Cheryl, Evans,Ga.

Sunday, 03. August 2003

My mother, Audrey Willard loved the work of Ben Hampton. She purchased two of his plates when they first came out. The plates are, Five Killer and Nancy Ward. She got them while on a trip to Co. She has since passed away and I know she has sat down with Ben and over a cup of tea, talked about their love of animals, nature and art. thank you Ben for your beautiful art. Nan Cromartie

Monday, 04. August 2003

Ben was a wonderful person and a gifted artist...we still have our prints and love them but we loved is friendship more....

Dan and Marla Lumpkin

Thursday, 28. August 2003

Hi, my name is Joyce.  This is an Awesome Web Site!!

Thursday, 28. August 2003

I AM PROUD TO OWN THE GOOD LIFE DATED 1965 AND NUMBERED 441 0F 987,IT IS FRAMED IN A LARGE BARN WOOD FRAM. J.A.R.

Sunday, 07. September 2003

Thank you for this site. I was born in Chattanooga and very aware of his work. my grand mother passed recently and was the biggest fan of his art. as now i am very proud to keep her legacy going with his work in my home. thanks, jiji

Monday, 15. September 2003

Hello i love all of my Ben Hampton prints. I have a total of eleven, My aunt, When she was living , used to give me one for my birthday. She used to own a gift shop in Boonesboro Kentucky called the Rebecca Boone Gift shop.. They are a center piece when guest arrive at my home if they don't know of Ben Hampton they do when they leave. I love them all. please keep the comments coming in I like reading them. Shauna Crawford Oregonia, Ohio

Wednesday, 29. October 2003

I have collected his prints for a long time. They now hang, proudly, at my house. I also had the pleasure of meeting him at his home in Chattanooga while I lived there. His work will always be concidered the best of the best.

Mike & Nancy Hopkins - Mobile, Alabama

Thursday, 20. November 2003

We bought Pondering Quail around 1975.It is our favorite print. Ben was a very gifted artist. Thanks for your web site. We will keep in touch.

Cathy and J.B.

Tuesday, 25. November 2003

Years ago I started collecting Ben Hampton Prints. I have all but three, Monument to an Era, Sand Mountain Cabin,and Winter Refuge. At times I think about selling some of them, then I can't determine which ones to sell. I have been to Nancy Wards Grave and visited Bens Studio in the early 1980's. I have met him several times when he had signings in Lexington Kentucky. Have several of his prints in just one number. We lost a great artist when we lost Ben Hampton. Brenda Crabtree Frankfort Kentucky

Thursday, 04. December 2003

I am so glad that i finally found this web site.I have grown up seeing Bens work.My great-grandmother was Bens Aunt Cohutta.I have a "Five Killer" print hanging in my living room that was given to me by my dad.It is signed to my great grandmother "with love" from Ben. This is a priceless treasure that i will always have and it is one of my favorites.And today i had the luck to find and purchase a "Nancy Ward" to go along with it.

Wednesday, 24. December 2003

I really like your site, keep up the good work.

Thursday, 01. January 2004

I have several Ben Hampton prints, including a signed and numbered Bridgeport Ferry. Love them. Jim Parker, Scottsboro, AL

Saturday, 31. January 2004

I grew up seeing my Dad purchase Ben Hampton prints and watching them go up on our walls one by one. I even remember my Dad meeting him at one point and how excited my Dad was. I always admired the work and thought 'when I grow up, I'd like to have those on my walls.' Well, my Dad gave me his collection just this week and I'm so excited. The art is truly a reflection of living in TN. Thank you! Kristi Seal of Knoxville, TN

 
Thursday, 05. February 2004

I have five Ben Hampton prints and love them all. His work is wonderful! M. Rose, Lexington, Ky

Monday, 16. February 2004

I have had five of his numbered prints for many years, four of which are the same #. I now live in MI but his prints are a constant reminder of my Tennessee roots. Thanks for having a website for our beloved Ben Hampton. SARA

 
Friday, 20. February 2004

Hi, My name is Susan McBride, I really love the Nancy Ward, Five Killer, Raven and Standing Proud.  I brought my Moms first print it was The Raven. Now she also has Five Killer. We really love his work Thanks, Susan McBride

Saturday, 13. March 2004

Just bought my first Ben Hampton. "Stepping Stones" reminds me of my boyhood in southwestern Pennsylvania and I am very much aware of the word LEGACY.... and its importance to the world. The legacy of America is freedom and I hope you will read about it on my web site: http://4freedoms.org

Wednesday, 31. March 2004

I have a beautiful print (framed) that I would like to sell. If interested, please contact me a himimi@bellsouth.net. The name of the print is "The Castle of Chillon".

Thursday, 01. April 2004

John Ray Adkins


          Saturday, 15. May 2004

I HAVE SEVERAL PICTURES OF THE BEN HAMPTON COLLECTION.  THEY ARE MY ALL TIME TREASURES.  I HAVE THEM IN ALL THE ROOMS IN MY HOME.  SOME DAYS I JUST WALK INTO EACH ROOM AND REMINISCE.  HOW GREAT BEN HAMPTON WAS TO IMAGINE ALL THESE "BACK IN TIME" MEMORIES AND PUT THEM INTO BEAUTIFUL WORKS OF ART.
 
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES....
 
MS. REBA WARREN
 
Tuesday, 18. May 2004
 

I am native of Chattanooga. I grew up admiring a Nancy Ward print that hung above the piano at my grandmothers house. Ben was a very talented man and now I am at the age to start my collection. These prints are wonderful to look at when I get home sick. Thanks :)

Thursday, 03. June 2004

I get lost in his prints! I was born in east tenneesee and now live in middle tennessee....so I can just look at his work and remember the "best part" of my life...........

 
Thursday, 17. June 2004

Wow, I'm very sorry to hear he passed away. I met Ben Hampton back in I would say 1978 when I was about 10 yrs old. My father was a bank president and Mr. Hampton did a signing of some of his prints there at the bank. I always LOVED his paintings. Both my mom and my mother in law still have his signed prints hanging in their houses. He was a very talented painter and very kind man.

~Teri Folks tfolks@austin.rr.com

Saturday, 19. June 2004

I read in an earlier post that someone had the print of "Bridgeport Ferry". Well, after my Great Grandmother died, Ben came to my Grandmother's house. (This is where my Great Grandfather had moved) Ben informed my Grandmother that the Farmer and Team painted in the picture was my Great Grandfather. He is also the subject of Ben. Until that day in 1983 we did not have any idea that he envisioned Paw and his team when he painted the Bridgeport Ferry. This was the team he was driving when Ben stopped him and asked if he could take his picture. I am proud to know that other people are enjoying, what to us is a family portrait in their own homes just as art. Paw lived to be 90 years old. He died in December of 1983, less than one year after his wife died.

Thanks for having the guest book.. I come visit often.

Pam

Friday, 30. July 2004

Ben was one of the best artist to ever live..He has inspired me in his work, his love of colors and his expressions.. Ben Hampton will live forever.
Gini Goswick...Chatsworth,Ga.

Sunday, 19. September 2004

Ben Hampton has been a favorite artist of mine since the 1970's. My exhusband is Robert Allen Ward and James Bryant Ward was his gradfather several times back. He is from Trousdale County Tennessee. Susan Ward-Wade

 
Monday, 11. October 2004

My wife and I called to visit Ben in the late seventies, I think. His wife said he was resting after a heart attack. I apologized, but she insisted he would want to see us. He showed us his studio, arrowheads, the Nancy Ward pots and necklace and was most gracious. I am pleased that his wondrous work will live for generations as will his memory. We love our prints. Thanks Ben. Clarence and Janet Eden, Charlotte, NC.

Friday, 05. November 2004

BEAUTIFUL, ENCHANTING AND UNFORGETTABLE WORKS. LINDA BUCKNER/CROSSVILLE, TENNESSEE 38555

 
Monday, 13. December 2004

Little does Ben Hampton know that his "Dad" print looks exactly as my father looked before he died. The only thing that was out of place was the corn cob pipe. My father was a successful farmer and was happiest wearing his overalls and his old cap.

 
Friday, 31. December 2004

Great site, keep up the good work

Monday, 03. January 2005

We purchased a wonderful Ben Hampton signed print when we lived in Tenn many years ago. It hangs lovingly in our entryway in upstate New York. The Christman Family
Patricia West Prestonsburg, Ky.

I have one of your prints, Evening Lilies, and I just love  Ben's work.

Ann

Saturday, 29. January 2005

It was the mid-70's when I visited Ben to ask permission to use Bridgeport Ferry on the cover of a newsletter I did for Hensley-Schmidt Engineering firm. I expected to pay for the rights to use it. Much to my surprise, Ben welcomed the idea and immediately pulled out a copy of the print, signed it, and presented it to me with full blessings. That print is now hanging in my Dad's house in Jasper, Alabama -- I asked him to keep it safe while I moved cross-country to Seattle. All settled here now, I recently asked him to send it to me. He doesn't want to! He loves it too. I had a small print of it as a reminder; I recently took it out of the frame and discovered it has faded. I'd love to have another small print till my Dad is ready to relinquish the big one! Do you still produce and sell those? Ben Hampton was a great artist and a fine person and I am pleased to have known him. I also have a print of Gentle Mist and Swinging Bridge. Linda Burton BurtonLL@comcast.net

I love Ben's work. I have several. They were past on to me.
Patience Mason, North Carolina

I have several of the Ben Hampton Montages, Standing Proud, Nancy Ward's Cherokee Nation, Hiskyteehee (Five Killer) and The Raven. I also have Rambling Rose and Farewell Summers these are the small prints and they are all signed and dated. I need to know where to look to see if they are numbered. I purchased them from a Antique dealer in Chatsworth, and all were matted and framed when I purchased then.
Yvonne in Georgia

I have recently gotten five prints, High Splendor, Autumn Watch, Reflecting Sycamore, Standing Proud and Nancy Ward. I cherish them all as they belonged to my mother-in-law who passed away October 2004. She also framed each of them as she had her own frame shop in the 1970's. I know she was especially fond of Standing Proud and Nancy Ward. They hung above her fireplace for many years. I now am proud to have them in my possession.

I really enjoy all of his prints. No other artist (in my opinion) captures nature like him. My Grandmother-in-law got us hooked on his prints. I think she had every print. She gave us one when we got married 23 years ago and has since pasted away. I am truly grateful that she past her love for his work onto our family.
Sandy in Kentucky

Although I was never much of an art appreciator, as a child I remember my Mom and Dad going crazy over these prints. As I grew older and looked back on these prints it brought back many fond memories of my childhood. With the passing of my Mom and the aging of my Dad, I have fond myself in possesion of 13 signed and numbered Ben Hampton prints. They are the only artwork that will hang on my walls, and I have fond a hobby in trying to collect many more. Not only do I adore the simple beauties of the prints, I can sit and stare into them and feel like a kid watching my parents unveil there latest addition.
Beverly Hawkins

I think Patsy's work is great. I first saw a painting at Praters Mill that I could not live without. I have enjoyed it for the past 10 years, now I'm looking for more. Do you have anything in darker colors? I have Return to Yesterday.
Sarah

I WORKED ONE SUMMER IN A SMALL FRAME SHOP IN BEREA.KY. AROUND 30 YEARS AGO. AS A YOUNG GIRL HAMPTON WAS AND STILL IS MY FAVORITE. AUTUMN WATCH STILL HANGS ON MY WALL AND IS ENJOYED BY EVERYONE. THE PRINT IS SIGNED - SIGNED AND NUMBERED 197 AND HAS THE ARTIST PROOF
VICKEY

I bought Ben's painting "spring place" at a yard sale last year because I loved it and it matched my living room, I saw the same painting for sale at the 127 yard sale here in Tennessee yesterday for hundreds more that what I paid, I was then told of what a great artist he was, I'm proud to have it on my wall,
John

Ben Hampton is a wonderful artist! I live in Atlanta now and his paintings remind me of home in the Tennessee mountains. I own 16 of his artist proofs and 1 print.
Pam Clemmer pjcabc@hotmail.com

I have 2 Ben Hampton artist proofs and I love them Evening Lilies and Mill Run
Sarah Winchester TN

I LOVE HIS ART.I HAVE A FEW THAT I COLLECTED. .SOMEDAY I HOPE TO ADD TO MY COLLECTION.

Ben Hampton is my favorite..I have eight of his prints and plan to purchase more in tbhe future..

Tammy G. Tazewell TN