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Community Bank of the Chesapeake - Jeanne Norton Hammett & Ann Preston


Jeanne Norton Hammett & Ann Preston
Show runs January 3 - March 31, 2017

Lexington Park Branch
22730 Three Notch Rd 
Lexington Park, MD 20653

Jeanne Norton Hammett
Jeanne Norton Hammett was born in Annapolis Maryland. The daughter of a State Department Foreign Service Officer, she lived with her family in West Africa and Bangkok Thailand until her senior year of high school. She then returned to her Maryland roots, where she attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland and earned a bachelors degree in Art in 1977.
Jeanne worked for ten years as a professional artist/graphic artist. In early 1989 she started her own business as a freelance graphic artist and silk-screen artist. Jeanne has had numerous one person shows, as well as shows with other artists in various galleries throughout the state of Maryland. Jeanne and her husband Donnie live in St. Mary’s County Maryland.
Jeanne is represented by the North End Gallery in Leonardtown MD, The Aurora Gallery in Annapolis MD, and Main Street Gallery in Prince Frederick MD.

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Ann’s paintings are inspired by things she loves, whether vibrant flowers or rusty barns they are objects, people, or places that bring her a sense of joy or inspiration. She loves color and often finds herself focusing on the play of color and light within a subject. Enjoying the brilliance, transparency and flow of watercolor, she also finds that the paint has a strong will and often helps direct the creation of a piece.
Though her art major was meant as an avenue to teaching secondary art, her career veered in another direction. Destiny led her and her family to a life in the Foreign Service with postings in Taiwan, China, Malaysia, and Italy.  During that time she taught many subjects, always seeking to incorporate art into the curriculum to enhance student learning through the arts.
Now after 25 years of teaching, raising three children and settling in Southern Maryland, she has returned to her art, with watercolor now her passion.


Community Bank of the Chesapeake partners  with
St. Marys County Arts Council


The Arts Council partnered with the Community Bank in Charlotte Hall in 2014 and are pleased to present a quarterly showcase of the work of Southern Maryland Artists.

Community Bank is a long-time supporter of the arts in Southern Maryland and has provided this special opportunity to share the talent of our extraordinary artist with all the bank visitors.

Stop by the bank and see the beautiful exhibit!

Community Bank of the Chesapeake
22730 Three Notch Rd 
Lexington Park, MD 20653