Sorry… it’s been ages since my last post. I could blame it on the major disruption caused by the July storms here in Virginia, but the truth is that I’ve been super busy with exterior painting projects. I did have chance to get across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge recently and took the opportunity to drop into the studio of local artist, Nancy Hammond. What a treat!
I have long admired and collected her work- full of the local color of my beloved Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her bio states that she “is a painter who loves water life. Boat yards, black labs, crab feasts, tropical ports, irredescent fish are all scenes from her life of living near the water… All of her limited edition giclees and silkscreens are small in number, printed on 100% archival paper and are signed and numbered by the artist.”
I’ve always taken note of how wall color is used to display art. The walls of this lively studio are rich backdrops of chocolate, fern, indigo and orange.
The artist’s works include scenes of the Caribbean, where she has often spent winters.
Her studio also displays other fab, fun things… clothing, ties, placemats and glassware. The ties!
And labs.. yellow, black and brown!
One my favorite things? The artist has collaborated with Simon Pearce to produce a collection of stunning etched glass bowls. When lit from above, the etched words transfer to the table below.
I couldn’t resist buying one (for an anniversary gift) – etched with the names of rivers of the Chesapeake– (where we often sail).
Totally worth a quick detour off Rt. 50. Sublime art, gorgeous studio, friendly staff … dogs welcome. : )