Nancy Hammond is a painter who loves water life. Living waterside, she takes note of all things Chesapeake. Design is the added element in Hammond’s work which brings it a contemporary tone. Favored by yachtsmen, her work has been well received by art critics. For many years, she cruised the Chesapeake on the sloop “Northern Spy”. In the winter, she often sought refuge in the Caribbean and British Virgin Islands. Her work began with a series of silk-screened prints. Now her designs can be found on a variety of custom goods from silk neckties to etched crystal bowls and wine glasses, hand etched paperweights, linen tea towels and embroidered hats. Notecards and Christmas cards are favorites of her patrons. The Nancy Hammond Christmas card collection has new designs every year with innovative greetings. The annual poster of Annapolis, signed and numbered, created a phenomenon. Now a Chesapeake poster, this tradition has lines forming outside the gallery door in the early morning of its release. The Nancy Hammond limited edition print collection is ever evolving. Her prints are Giclee and silk-screened editions, signed and numbered on archival paper using archival inks. Usually much larger, Hammond’s original cut-paper works can be purchased there and are available online at www.nancyhammondeditions.com. All works are displayed on walls of corresponding color and are handsomely framed. The Nancy Hammond Editions Gallery (192 West St) has the atmosphere of a living room filled with art; a quiet place, it is refreshing and restful. Our gracious staff is there to assist you with Hammond’s work and compatible framing for each piece.