Amy Hammond asked herself, “where do you want to go?” sparking her artistic side to express her love of surfing. Although she is now landlocked in Michigan, her experiences surfing in Florida and Hawaii come to life in pastels, Prismacolor, and paper. We spoke with Amy to find out how she became a surfer, her approach to her artwork, and her passion for photography.
You live in Michigan, how did you fall in love with surfing?
Michigan has only been home for about three years. I fell in love with surfing in Florida where I grew up. At 13, my friend and I randomly decided to rent a couple of big foam long boards and give it a go. We were out for nearly 6 hours. I didn’t even stand up on the first day out and could only get up on my knees, but got hooked on the feeling…
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