I am a painter of portraits. My paintings are intrinsically concerned with the self. They are visual memoirs of the people and things that define a specific period of my lifetime. I prefer not to disclose the meaning of my work in written exposition, instead leaving the viewer to relate to my paintings on a personal level.
I do not consider my paintings to be bound by technique; I combine traditional methods of painting with more modern mark-making - whichever is necessary. Neither do I place time constraints on myself. My paintings can take weeks, months, or even years to complete. Instead, I prefer to ‘finish’ a piece when it has achieved what I want it to achieve - an embodiment of the evolving relationship between artist and subject.
Born in 1994, Hunt is the third eldest of ten children. His path towards becoming a professional artist was unconventional. He honed his artistic practice whilst studying for degrees in Economics and History from the University of Bristol, reading, observing and experimenting between lectures. Since graduating in 2016 he has pursued a career as a painter, working to commission.
Member of In the Studio group, 2018 to 2019.
Royal Society of British Artists 2019
Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2019
RBA Rising Stars, Royal Overseas League 2019
Cassart Bristol Openwalls 2018
I take on commissions that satisfy my desired levels of autonomy throughout the creative process.