NANCY HAMMOND is a painter who loves water life.

Living waterside, she takes note of all things Chesapeake.

“The challenge of capturing the Chesapeake is to catch the sweep of it while still catching the small bits.” says Hammond.

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.

Artist Nancy Hammond


Nancy Hammond’s hometowns were Schenectady and Skaneateles, one of the Finger Lakes in upstate New York. Summers were spent on Murray Isle on the St. Lawrence River.

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.

Majoring in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, her work has since been chosen to be exhibited in galleries, Baltimore Museum of Art and Maryland Institute of Art.


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 the annual Chesapeake poster, this tradition had lines forming outside the gallery door for many years on the morning of its release.

These hardy patrons, often in beach chairs, wrapped in blankets to fend off the October cold, waited to be one of the first to buy this limited edition. Hot coffee and treats were served as more joined the line while dawn was breaking.

Today, the annual Chesapeake poster is still released online every October. For the latest poster release, please click here.


The Nancy Hammond limited edition print collection is ever evolving. It is shown at her gallery, Nancy Hammond Editions in Annapolis. 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 as well.

All works are displayed on walls of corresponding color and are handsomely framed. Our staff offers framing advice and consultations with a full range of framing samples. We have our own in-house framer whose meticulous work is of high professional caliber.


Tables and benches at the gallery have been handcrafted by Richard Hammond. Custom works may be requested. Prices are available upon request.

The Nancy Hammond Editions Gallery 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. Many new works by Hammond are introduced often. Manager Kate Hammond, Nancy Hammond’s daughter-in-law, is at the helm of the Nancy Hammond Editions gallery and business.

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