North Shore Studio


Ted Hamel was born in 1990 and has been a member of the Arts of Life since 2016. To view his artwork is to enter a strange and delightful world of fictional characters from the silver screen, drifting among train lines and locomotives.

Ted presents raw emotion in his artwork. The results are engaging and relatable as the viewer witnesses feelings of anger, sadness and rage.

“It makes me happy sometimes. Happy, a little bit angry sometimes. Draw sad pictures. Different people make me angry. That’s why I draw. Scrape the marker back and forth. I do that when I am angry .”

In addition to drawing, Hamel is a singer and harmonica player for the band Van Go Go.

Selected Exhibits

Permanent Collection

The Waisman Foundation, Madison, WI - 2017

Carson's Furniture Gallery

Wilmette, IL - 2017

Winter Expo

Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL - 2017