Gordon Hunt was born in 1958 in Nottingham. He graduated in Graphic Design and worked in various design studios, and has had his own business for over twenty five years. He currently lives and works from his studio in Fowey, Cornwall. He sells paintings and prints in several galleries in the UK, plus one in Portugal. He also sells work around the world with online galleries.
Artist's statement: "I paint the light effects of sunshine on water, with sparkling reflections and silhouettes, resulting in strong contrasting colours and dynamic shapes, I have a real sense of ‘painting the light’ when creating these works, evoking the feeling of sunshine, holidays and well being, which I think is why they are so popular.
The camera is my sketchbook, I carry it at all times, ready to capture a moment, a ray of light, a sparkle of water. Back in the studio I sketch out the composition in my sketchbook, it has brown paper pages, so as well as the shapes drawn with a black pencil, I also use a white pencil to indicate the white, bright areas of the painting. The quick drying properties of acrylic suits my style of painting, building up layers of colour, working towards the brightest parts of the painting. I also like the modern clean look of box canvas on the wall".
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