Ken Hamilton -- this Ken Hamilton, anyway, since there are at least two other Ken Hamiltons who show up when you search for "Ken Hamilton artist" -- is a contemporary Irish painter born in 1956. He is a scholar of the old masters who has done research on the techniques of 17th-century painting. A strident anti-modernist, his works are all portraits or still lifes. His success seems to be a fairly recent thing, since everything I have found about him on the web is from 2007 or later. Above, Aurelia.