Welcome to my online art gallery. I'm Laura Hunt. I invite you to browse, and to contact me with any questions. Enjoy your visit!



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Laura Hunt with painting on easel in background

BACKGROUND

Laura Hunt earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wisconsin State University, Platteville, Wisconsin. She began her art studies in her thirties when she took her first figure drawing class under award-winning artist Jose Perez in Houston, Texas. She continued her interest in the figure through portrait classes and intensive reading of books by and about artists whose work she admired. Her over 30-year career as a graphic designer has honed her skills in the elements of art, as she now draws on those concepts in creating fine art. In 2013, she revisited her love for the human figure through figure drawing and watercolor classes taught by Carol Ivey of Fort Worth, Texas. In 2021, Laura enrolled in Art Business Academy, led by gallery owner Jason Horejs, where she strengthened her business skills specifically related to the art industry. She continues to be an avid life-long learner, seeking numerous opportunities to grow as an artist.

 

SUBJECT AND STYLE

Laura Hunt has worked in textiles, cut paper illustration, watercolors and mixed media. She now focuses on acrylics, mixed media and digital media to create archetypal figures and expressive portraits that are non-academic in nature and emotive in content. Her color palette is varied, with a tendency toward warm reds, oranges and yellows with pops of complementary hues and metallic paints. The work is often peppered with patterned collage elements that energize the surface. Cradled wood panels are her preferred supports, which are durable enough to hold up to the sometimes experimental aspects of her work.

 

PRIVATE COLLECTORS (SELECTED)

Pam and Glen Foster, Haslet, TX

Sharon Hill, LaPorte, TX

Terry and Marcia Boggs, Fort Worth, TX

Deb Loudin McCann, Dallas, TX

Glen and Robin Eisen, Alpine, TX

Laura Hopkins and Jesse Grimmer, Fort Worth, TX

Kay Champagne, Plano, TX

Randy and Mary Campbell, Keller, TX

David Bach, Seattle, WA

Kay Briggs, Fort Worth, TX

Heidi Russell, Fort Worth, TX

Carol Stalcup, Fort Worth, TX

Sandy Dick, Allen, TX

Cynthia Miller, Fort Worth, TX

Kevin and Billye Jean Kanouse, Mansfield, TX

Lorraine Little, Fort Worth, TX

Hillary Hunter and Robert Terry, Fort Worth, TXS

Ann and Jay Platt, Horseshoe Bend, TX

Allen and Susan Austin, Weatherford, TX

Betsy Horn, Fort Worth, TX

Dawn Marie Denne, Fort Worth, TX

Belinda Walsh, Arlington, TX

Carl and Vickie Becker, Little Rock, AK

Kim and Jim Snyder, Irving, TX

Joan Meeks, Fort Worth, TX

Lissy Bethman, Arlington, TX

Diane Harber, Fort Worth, TX

Kathy Hunt, Medina, TX

Cindy Johnson, Aledo, TX

 

HONORS 

2020    Award of Excellence, The Spirit of Resilience Exhibition Special Award, Manhattan Arts International
2020    Manhattan Arts International Artist Showcase Gallery Member of the Week
2020  Artwork Archive Discovery Artist of the Week
2020  Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition, Juror Kristin Rivas, 3rd place mixed media
2017  Viewer Favorite, North Richland Hills, NRH Pop Up Gallery (online), Third Place
2016  First Place Mixed Media, Art in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

 

RECENT EXHIBITS

2021 Contemporary Now, by Art Room, Juror Lauren Cross
2021    Healing Power of Art In Honor of Nature, Manhattan Arts International. Juror, Reneé Phillips
2021  Invitational. US-China Artists Exhibition, co-hosted by America Trade Development Council (ATDC)
and America Qi Baishi Arts Institute
2021   Herstory 2021, Manhattan Arts International, Juror, Reneé Phillips
2020    The Spirit of Resilience Exhibition, Manhattan Arts International, Juror Renee Phillips and others
2020  Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition, Juror Kristin Rivas

GALLERIES
2017-2018 Art on the Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX
2017 The Upstairs Gallery, Arlington, TX