Steve Hammond was born and raised in Colorado where he received his Associates Degree in Advertising & Design from the Art Institute of Colorado. While he makes a living as a Creative Director for his own Advertising Business H2R, he is also an artist by night, and every weekend working on a variety of pieces. Steve is never outside without his camera. It is the tool that he uses to inspire his paintings. Ether it is a sunset on the ocean or a athlete on a field, he shoots his images with a painting in mind. His graphic background gives his work a bold approach to his work.
I have always enjoyed drawing because at the heart of my art is an extension of life. I love design and how it helps communicate a message in a visual form. I love clean, simple advertising which makes a bold statement but a memorable one. In a nutshell this is how I approach my art. I try to create work that gets you attention and in a simple way relate to the subject regardless of what it is. I am also a drummer, so like any craft you have to practice and train to be good at it. I am always learning and trying to do work that makes me smile. I hope that my work has the same effect on the viewer.