Thursday, March 6, 2014

About the Artist

Micheal G. Hammons
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.

Pencil Drawing of Pears

I always enjoyed doing pencil drawings.  I tell my students that it is important to be able to draw well if you want to do an excellent paintings.  This is one example of drawing I did with one of my student.