Kippy (Kristina) Hammond
The artist graduated with a BFA in Visual Arts from the University of Georgia. She followed other pursuits until 1986 when she returned fulltime to the studio. Living in France since 1998, she continues to paint land and cityscapes as well as commissioned portraits for clients in the United States and Europe. Ms. Hammond teaches self-mentoring and art exploration workshops in France and through art facilities in the United States.
The artist also hosts visiting professional artists and students as the director of La Bonne Etoile Artist Retreat, a working studio/retreat at her home in France.
Her work has been recognized in numerous exhibitions and solo shows receiving state, regional, and international awards. Having exhibited in France, Italy, Russia, Taiwan and throughout the United States, she is a signature member of excellence of the Pastel Society of America and the Southeastern Pastel Society.
In 2015-2016, her solo exhibition, “Foreign Influences” opened for the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage before moving to The Art Station, Stone Mountain, GA and Colquitt County Arts Center, Moultrie, GA. Ms Hammond was the international guest of honor at the Salon International du Pastel and represented France in the Europastel Exhibit “Il pastello contemporaneo in Europa” in Italy and St. Petersburg Russia. She was invited to make presentations in 2009 and 2011 at the International Associations of Pastel Societies Bi-Annual Conventions. Her work has been presented in the 2011 and 2012 International Pastel Artists Invitational Exhibition in Taiwan, the 21st Juried Exhibition of the International Associations of Pastel Societies 2013, and the Spotlight on Art Artist Market 2012, 2013 and 2014.
More artwork of the artist can be viewed at The Sanctuary Gallery, 2601 Trent Road, New Bern, NC.
The artist is the former Kippy Scarborough of Rome, Georgia and proud mother of two sons, Lappin and Michael. She has recently started sharing her time between France and New Bern, NC.