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Stuart J’s Lens: Hamilton Doak Practices Art With Numbers

By Stuart J. Pearlman, TSB Staff

Like so many of us, Hamilton Doak came to McKinney during a business life-stage we know as “the corporate world.” When Blockbuster needed a particular high-tech expertise in the late 1990’s they hired Doak and moved him and his family away from their hometown of Mobile, Ala. Doak eventually left Blockbuster in 2004 to go into the business of buying and selling companies.

“A widget is a widget,” he said, “… if you understand how to run a business… it’s a really easy process.”

That process eventually led Doak to the purchase of McKinney’s Orisons Fine Art and Framing, planted firmly in the heart of the historic downtown square.

And so Doak now finds himself in the business of art.

Doak is admittedly not an artist. “I can’t make a straight line without a ruler,” he said. Instead, he surrounds himself by people who know and understand the art of art. He makes no pretense about his skill set.

“I’m an artist with numbers,” he said. “I am very blessed with a calculator for a mind.”

Listen in as Doak chronicles his path to Orisons, his skills with numbers and how they apply to his current venture, and his passion for and appreciation of history.

Drop by Orisons Fine Art and Framing soon to get a sampling of many local artists or simply to visit with Hamilton. If you need some equations solved he can probably handle the challenge on the spot!

Orisons Fine Art and Framing

110 E Louisiana St., McKinney, TX 75069


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About the Author

Stuart J. Pearlman is a Marketing and Communications Consultant living in McKinney. His video column, Stuart J’s Lens can be seen weekly on Follow Stuart on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

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