Oneida Hammond was born and raised in Panamá, where she received her artistic education at the Academy of Art in Panamá. However, most of her watercolor experience comes from many excellent instructors in the U.S.A. In addition to her art education, she received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry and her Masters’ degree in education. Her early work was as a Medical Illustrator.

Oneida’s work has appeared in many galleries in the Santa Clara and Carmel valleys. She has received numerous awards for her colorful watercolors. Many of her paintings are in private collections in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.A.

Oneida has been giving demonstrations for most of the art groups in the Bay Area, and judged several art shows in the vicinity besides being a very popular teacher.