Ken Hammond was born in Surrey in 1948 and he is a self-taught artist. His love of the coastal scenery and old ships has brought him to the south Coast where he lives now.
As a child, he spent holidays with his uncle who was a fisherman on the River Fowey in Cornwall. This is where the influence of the estuary and harbour scenes in his paintings has come from.
He has been a member of the crew on the sailing ship “Sir Winston Churchill”. This has helped with the understanding of the rigging and handling of the older working vessels, which features strongly in his paintings.
He has also been greatly influenced by the Dutch masters and the Norwich School of painters. He likes to work in all painting mediums and is always trying to achieve new and different styles