Featured Artist: Cindy Hammond
My interest in Art began at an early age with my mother and grandmother crafting, knitting, sewing, and expressing their creativity in many ways. My interest in 2-D art began in high school and further developed in college as a Studio Arts major concentrating in Drawing and Design.
After graduation, I worked as a designer and then entered the field of graphics. Taking time out to raise my family, I didn’t re-ignite my love for Art until the early 2000’s admiring the works of many painters. First, working in watercolors, years later, I then moved to oils and acrylics. Today, I primarily work in oils and love the texture, color, and values achieved in the richly pigmented paints. I consider myself self taught in painting and continue to take workshops to further my techniques, skill, and knowledge of painting. I have worked with many seasoned artists throughout my journey. To name a few, Mary Segars, Jacki Newell, Alice Williams, Gary Bodner, Jeff Erikson, Mark Bettis, Leslie Saeta, and Sandra Roper. They all have inspired me in different ways and I feel fortunate to have studied with these exceptional artists.
I am a contemporary oil painter working in both experimental and representational themes. I create abstracts in an oil and cold wax medium lending itself to a freer form of art, focusing on, form, color, line, texture, markings, and movement. When I paint traditional oils, I like a loose brushstroke, creating soft edges, harmonious color, simplicity, and a painterly style. I like to work from photographs and use a limited palette to maintain harmony in the painting.
I hope you enjoy viewing my art as much as I enjoy creating it. All of the art are original pieces created in my studio located in Fountain Inn, SC at 301 Farmwood Drive, Fountain Inn, SC 29644.
I can be reached at 864-270-5063 and via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.