Hambleton was born on June 23, 1952 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
He received an Advanced Diploma from the Vancouver School of Art in 1975.
From 1976 to 1978 Hambleton painted a police “chalk” outline around bodies of volunteer “homicide victims.”
In 1979 Hambleton moved permanently to the Lower East Side of New York.
It was in New York that Hambleton gained notoriety for his “Shadowman” paintings of the early 1980s.
Hambleton went on to produce a variation of his “shadow” work, showing his “Shadowman” as a sort of “rodeo man”,
or rugged “Marlboro Man”, often riding a bucking horse.
He then produced a series of pieces titled “Beautiful Paintings.”
With strong use of color, these pieces are very different to his “shadow” work.
Hambleton passed away on October 29th, 2017.