Art opening Friday at 8:00 PM
Friday, May 31 – Sunday, Jun 2, 2013
John Hammer first realized he was an artist in the 3rd grade. Since then, he’s never thought of being anything else (well, maybe a rock star – but that’s it!).
Throughout John’s primary school years, he most enjoyed the art of pencil and ink drawings. He won several art competitions and that inspired him to keep developing his skills. When it came time for college, he decided to pursue a degree in Commercial Art. At that time, hand skills were the primary tools used to produce projects for clients. Once computer technology took over the design field, he found himself developing those computer design skills and drawing less. But, he never lost the desire to pursue his fine art.
As John follows his fine art vision, the goals are to keep his art diverse and his expressions varied.
In May, 2012, the day arrived that John would launch into that pursuit. He picked up a paintbrush and took off on an exciting new direction in his career. In a variety of subject matter, his design background and love of color really stand out in his current work. This style has been described as “Pop Impressionism”.
He says, “I’ll always paint and pursue new mediums, but I won’t forget my first love…the pencil”.
You can find more of John’s artwork @ thehammerstudio.com and through Facebook/The Hammer Studio.