Oenone Hammersley is a successful contemporary artists. She has been exhibiting since 1980. Her abstract and semi-abstract paintings in oil on canvas focus on our natural resources in particular water and trees.
Water: the giver of life. The ancient Greeks believed water to be a special element because it is the only one able to transform its state. Water in all its forms is depicted in Oenone’s most recent collection of oil paintings. The focus of the paintings are the patterns created by light falling on water.
Oenone Hammersley is best known for her rain forest and wildlife paintings. Oenone has traveled extensively and painted wildlife in Africa, South and Central America, India and Australasia.
Oenone’s recent work focuses on marrying realism with abstraction. The realistic foreground and its depiction of natural serenity surrenders to the haunting abstraction of the background compositions.
Oenone’s paintings have won awards in Washington, DC and Florida. Oenone is a member of Artists for Conservation, the National Association of Women Artists and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.