John Hammond trained at Wimbledon Art College before obtaining an honours degree at Bath Academy of Art in 1982. John's painting methods have been the subject of several books and a film. He has been elected a Fellow the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts (SWAc).
John has established himself as one of Britain’s finest acrylic painters. His impressionistic style conveys an elusive sense of place. His method consists of making detailed sketches and notes while travelling and then, once back in his studio, recollecting and trying to convey the atmosphere of the places he has visited by playing on light and colour and visual clues. From the rich landscape of South West England, to the glowing Amalfi Coast and vivid scenes of London, John is a true master of his subject.
Artist's statement: "I always know a painting is successful if it tugs at my heart strings and pulls me back to a time and a place, to that first hand experience of the senses and emotions which calls to be painted, to be captured and shared".