Carolyn Hammond is one of the UK’s rapidly growing Mixed Media Artists and Graphic Illustrators, with a reputation for creativity and flair.
Born in West Wales in 1964 – the youngest child of a strongly Celtic family, with roots in both Ireland and Wales. From an early age, Carolyn always loved art and mark making. As a child, it was often recounted that Carolyn would spend countless hours drawing and painting… not much has changed. This life long fascination with art has led to an exploration of mixed media and the creation of her signature style whilst involves a fusing of the traditional with the digital. This allows Carolyn the creative flexibility and freedom that she values most and has led to some truly magical and unexpected results. It is this exploration that drives Carolyn’s artwork today.
However, Carolyn’s journey as an artist has not been linear. She has studied Business and Psychology at the University of Glamorgan and the Open University and embarked on a long career in local government and business mentoring which ended (in part) in 2012. Shortly after this she chose to follow her heart and return to her creative roots.
Initially, Carolyn tentatively moved forward as an artist. Like many people who have had an alternative career, and largely being self-taught, Carolyn was hesitant about her place as an artist. However, thanks to the support of her family and the inspiration they provided, Carolyn has persisted. This, combined with some mentoring sessions and workshops with a top flight artist and a growing band of followers, has led to Carolyn developing the confidence she needed to keep doing what she loves.
Always starting with a core, hand drawing and/or painting using ink, pens, pencils, prime coloured acrylic paint and vivid phosphorescent colours, her aim is to explore the colour combinations and the shapes and see what emerges. Often the viewer of Carolyn’s creations will see things that she doesn’t and sometimes there is a shared element that emerges for all to see. Ultimately, the theme which emerges from Carolyn’s work centres around nature, humanity and the soul.
Carolyn has a long working history of business mentoring and occasionally works with fellow creatives who are working in isolation. Carolyn’s goal is to help them to build their capacity, to achieve their creative and business goals. Her aim is to work creatively, but also practically – ensuring that all aspects of a creative venture are considered.
Carolyn simply loves what she does and is very focussed on finding a solution that fits an individual’s needs, colour scheme and or budget – whatever the project may be.
If you’d like to learn more, contact Carolyn today.