Lee Hammond

Lee Hammond has joined us at ArtistsNetwork.com! Use the links below to access her new blog, current galleries, classes, and workshops!

Lee Hammond began her artistic career at an early age, teaching art classes to aspiring students while she herself was still in college at the University of Nebraska back in 1976. While she chose to discontinue attending the University to pursue a working career, she continued to advance her art education through other classes and art programs, and used “teaching” as a way of “learning.” The results are a unique drawing style she personally developed, being mostly self taught. Read more here…

Blog | Classes & Workshops | Gallery | About Lee

cropped Art and inspiration from Lee Hammond

Art is Life

I admit, there are times I question why I keep producing drawing after drawing, painting after painting. I don’t exhibit or sell things in galleries. I do most of my work for these two reasons.

Lee Hammond's therapy dogs

A Holiday Gift

Many of you know how much I love animals, and how I love giving back to my communities through charity work. This week, I had an unexpected gift given to me. It came in the form of a beautiful dog, which I named Ginger.

My dog Brandy in colored pencil.  It feels like yesterday...

The Art of Preserving Your Memories

Art is much more than a pretty picture framed and hanging on the wall. I love the comment that “Good art doesn’t match your couch!” That's so true, for art goes much further than a mere decoration. Art is a statement. It tells us what to feel. It evokes something emotional for the viewer....

cropped-handmade-art-gifts

Handmade Gifts of Art

It started as a simple colored pencil demo on how to make shiny, brightly colored items. Jelly beans seemed the perfect subject, so I started the drawing, just for fun, and just for a demo piece. I never expected it to amount to much, other than a good lesson on colored pencil. In my...

cropped painting a flower in pastel

The Dilemmas of Painting With Pastels

Pastel is a very popular medium, and many of my students like to use it. Personally, I love the look of a well-done pastel painting. However, due to the powdery nature of the medium, I’ve had to limit its use in my studio. Here are some of the issues I’ve encountered.