A painting I just did of a village where the Deaf people lived. This is the place where I realized of the changes that is to take place in my life. Being Deaf and knows signing I was accepted right away by this deaf community and was able to sign with them. I worked there two days on my last mission trip and will go back to work again. There is something about this community where they embraced me with their love, spirit, and their stories with me. I will never forget this incredible experience I have had with them. God has called me to be a Missionary and Humanitarian to the people there in the Village of Leveque. This painting is 18" X 24" oil on canvas and is available for sale. All sales from my art proceed 100% will goes toward the mission "Bringing Love to Haiti"
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
While serving in Haiti last November - I met a Deaf lady there who lives in the Village of Leveque in Haiti where the deaf poplulation lived. I was so impressed with her and about her story of her life. She is one of the many who is struggling each day not knowing how she is to survive each day but she place so much faith in God that she will overcome. I was so inspired when the photographer who happen to be with me said I should paint a portrait of her from his photograph so I did. This is my first portrait I have done in many years and was happy to see the results of it. I will be painting more of Haiti related theme to promote my mission to serve again.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
30" X 40" Oil on Canvas
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."
Sometimes many of us when we are face with problems such as health, death of loved ones, divorce, unemployment, and more.......we are inclined to think there is no hope anymore. By leaning on God and learning and listening to what He has to say during our difficult times we are able to move forward and be useful and helpful to those who are hurting.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Round Rock, Texas, United States
Born and raised in the Panhandle of Texas, Micheal moved to Round Rock, Texas in 1988. He has a BFA in Graphic Design and an Interior Decorating Diploma. From 1986-1988, Micheal attended West Texas A&M where he pursued graduate studies toward a MFA in Fine Art and a minor in Art History. He also attended Austin Community College where he received his certificate in America Sign Language.
Full of vibrant color and striking depth, Hammons’ art captures the special hues hiding just beneath the surface. Micheal unearths the purples and reds in a morning sunrise over Palo Duro Canyon; the vast spectrum of color in a moon drenched orchard on a clear starry night; the vibrant greens and yellows of a birch-filled forest just before Fall. His most popular style is his spiritual series which he truly enjoys doing and is widely collected by many throughout this region.
Whether it be abstract, illustration, plein-aire or realism, Hammons’ work is distinctive and full of detail with a great deal of passion and energy residing in each piece. An award-winning visual artist, Micheal is equally at home with watercolor, acrylic and oil. His favorite subjects are landscapes, urbanscapes architectural concepts and realism.
When asked why he utilizes so many styles and techniques, Micheal states his philosophy is that growing as a visual artist is a never-ending process. Unlike many artists whose work is easily recognizable, Hammons does not want to be stereotyped into a certain subject matter or media. He believes that, as a professional artist, it is exciting and educating to experiment with different creative processes, otherwise, an artist will never grow and the work will become dull and uninspired.
Hammons is the President of Art Center of Williamson County where he also teaches art classes. He also teaches Outdoor Landscape Painting Workshops and “Art Uncorked” Ladies Night.
Micheal is a member of Critique Circle. He is also starting a new mission called “Bringing Love to Haiti” where he will serve as a missionary and humanitairian for the Village of Leveque (Deaf Community) in Haiti. Micheal is Deaf but is able to communicate with both hearing and the deaf using ASL. His work is currently on display at Ministering Physicians - Round Rock, Texas; Texas State University, Round Rock, Texas, George’s On The Town - Georgetown, Texas. In his spare time, Micheal enjoys sculpting, home remodeling, swimming, bicycling, motorcycling and being involved with the Deaf Community. He has a studio in his home which he shares with his wife, Linda, and their four dogs.