Carol Clark Hammond

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

Carol is an extraordinary watercolor artist residing in Jackson, Mississippi. A Southern lady that loves to explore the New Jersey Shore of her youth, she paints landscapes with a rich and dreamy palette, bringing the canvas to life.  This week’s 52SOUTH artist has a beautiful new collection of figure painting to add to ARTHUNT’s collection.

Read Carol’s bio and view her mesmerizing FIGURATIVE COLLECTION!

IMG_4497Where  you feel most creative or is your favorite inspirational place?

My favorite place is where I grew up spending my summers, Cape May, New Jersey, a charming little town where the Atlantic meets the Delaware Bay. Massively inspiring! But I look for inspiration wherever I may be. I am drawn to compositions in most unlikely places.IMG_4499

How do you describe your style?

That is hard as I am always trying to grow and change. I would have to describe it as “evolving”.

What is your favorite gallery or museum?

I go to the Philadelphia Art Museum whenever possible.

Did you have a mentor or teacher that strongly inspired your creative spirit?

As a senior at Jackson Prep in Jackson, MS, I was extremely fortunate to be able to take the first, week long watercolor workshop taught by the late great watercolorist, John Gaddis. I was a ripe age to soak up his enthusiasm for the medium. He was such a great teacher!

IMG_4485What inspires you?

I listen exclusively to classical or instrumental music as I work, lyrics I find too distracting. Life combined with the creative process give me inspiration.

 

 

As an artist, what do you find most challenging about what you do?

Figure study, I fell in love with figure drawing as a student at Ringling School of Art and Design where it was highly emphasized. I drew on that experience as a courtroom sketch artist for many years, which is an extremely challenging art form. I have continued the pursuit of figure study weekly at our figure drawing sessions at Millsaps College every Saturday afternoon. Though I have done this for many years, exploring several mediums, it is always a challenge.

 

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What do you love about being an artist?

Creating a piece of art that ultimately brings joy to its owner. Be it a portrait of a child, beloved family member, a dog or whatever the subject, just knowing that it has produced happiness and smile I find rewarding.

IMG_4511What is your artistic dream?

That my work would be to the glory of God.

 

 

 

 

 

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