About the Cover Artist Nancy Hammond All her prints and original paintings can be seen at her gallery, located at 192 West Street, Annapolis. All works are displayed on walls of corresponding color and are handsomely framed. The staff offers framing advice and consultations with a full range of framing samples. Open Monday ~ Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info. and directions to the gallery, tel: 410-295-6612 or visit nancyhammondeditions.com. Windswept is the title of this month’s cover.
Nancy Hammond is a painter who loves water life. Boatyards, black labs, crab feasts, tropical ports and iridescent fish are all scenes from her life of living near the water. She grew up in Schenectady and Skaneateles, near the Finger Lakes in upstate New York. For many years, she cruised the Chesapeake on the sloop Northern Spy. She majored in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, and her work has since been chosen to be exhibited in many galleries, including the Baltimore Museum of Art and Maryland Institute of Art. Hammond began her Chesapeake work with series of silkscreen prints. Since then, she has produced custom-designed scarves, jewelry, shirts, place mats, ties and a series of etched crystal. Archival giclée prints are color-matched to her original works. Notecards and Christmas cards are favorites of her patrons. A phenomenon was created when Nancy Hammond began offering an annual lithograph poster, signed and numbered in Annapolis. The release of this poster caused long lines every year that stretched for blocks through the night. The tradition of a limited edition annual poster, now a Chesapeake poster, continues today. Nancy Hammond Editions publishes Hammond’s work exclusively.
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Tidewater Times June 2017