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Lee-on-the-Solent

Hants PO13 9AY

KIMBERLIE

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GALLERY

PETER HAMMOND - MY STORY

Peter Hammond was born and raised in Ravensthorpe, near Dewsbury. After working in a joiners shop, in a tannery, and as a projectionist at the Essoldo cinema, he followed his father into the textile mills. However, his days at the mills came to an abrupt end with an industrial accident that left Peter with epilepsy and breathing problems.

Having left work, Peter rekindled his childhood interest in art. In 1980, after studying at Batley School of Art and Design, he began pencil and ink sketches of the industrial landscape so familiar to him. He developed many detailed landscapes, painted mostly from drawing and memory, with bold blocks of colour. These vivid heavy woollen district scenes, crowded with brightly dressed people, are now characteristic of Peter's  prolific work and distinctive style.

Peter, now aged 75, lives in Lee-on-the Solent, a small seaside town in Hampshire, with his partner Kim.


PERSONAL

Although sales are not the "be all and end all", a reasonable income from the sale of Peter's work would go towards materials for future works and allow Peter to live a more comfortable life style.

Peter has vowed, that during his life time, no prints will ever be made of his painting!

Peter with his dog “Monday” taken in the late 1990’s

Kimberlie Art Gallery exists mainly to allow the work of artist Peter Hammond to be viewed by a larger audience than is currently possible.