Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Carolyn Hammond and I’m a mixed media Artist/Graphic T-shirt and Clothing Designer. I’m currently based in Shropshire, but I’m originally from West Wales.
In truth I’m still exploring art and definitely love mixed media. It allows me the creative flexibility and freedom that I love and it has led to some truly unexpected results.
I’ve always loved art and mark making. Even as a child apparently all I needed was some paper and some felt tip pens to keep me quiet… not much has changed! However, although I have always loved to explore art, I was never confident in terms of what I produced. As a teenager, in secondary school, I was drawn to cartooning and animation and though about it as a career choice. However, I really lack confidence in my art making at that point and so, like many of us, I did something different.
Fast forward 30 years and I began to find art again, but just like when I was a teenager, I lacked confidence and didn’t really connect with what I producing. I don’t think I had found the ‘me’ in it and so it didn’t sit well with me. It judge didn’t feel right. However, I kept going.
There were two things instrumental in me keeping going: the first was my husband and children. They were always encouraging, supportive and in no small measure, inspirational. The second was a mentoring session with a top flight artist (this was something that happened quite recently).
Fast forward another 10 years and I’ve finally found a medium (mixed media) that excites and inspires me… one in which all things are possible.
My journey has been long and winding. However, art has never been far away from my mind and I often wonder where I’d be if I had followed my dreams all those years ago… who knows! What I do know is that I am here now and I love working with individuals and businesses, helping them to achieve their creative goals and my life journey and work experience has, in no small part, contributed to my overall ability to think outside the box and find creative solutions.
Working with an Artist really doesn’t need to cost the earth. I try to make what I do as accessible, in terms of cost, as I can make it. I simply love what I do and find a solution that fits an individual’s needs, colour scheme and or budget is my focus. Just before Christmas 2020, I was approached to draw a family as a cartoon/line drawing. It got me to do something I hadn’t done in years and I did it within the budget of a young person. As it’s turned out, I may do it some more. If you’d like to read more about this click here.
If you’d like to learn more, contact me today. Let’s think outside the box and colour your world in a way that reflects you!