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Jane Hunt
Evening's Promise II
Evening's Promise II

Oil Painting

Artist Biography:

Following her move from England to the US as a teenager, Jane Hunt received her BFA in illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art. After working as an illustrator for several years, Hunt eventually returned to her true love: landscape oil painting. The artist's works have won over 200 awards and hold the distinction of receiving the most annual Oil Painters of America awards (5 in 2018) as well as the record number of annual Plein Air Salon wins (8 in 2020). Hunt was recently ranked by ArtdataIntel as the twelfth most awarded artist in the U.S.

Hunt's paintings have been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Art of the West, Mountain Living, Luxe, Plein Air Magazine, Western Art & Architecture, and many more. Museum exhibitions include: The Meam Museum in Barcelona, Albuquerque Museum, Irvine Museum, Tucson Desert Art Museum, Old West Museum, the Booth Museum, California Women's Museum, Hilbert Museum, Loveland Museum, Pasadena Museum of Art, Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, The Steamboat Art Museum, and The Haggin Museum. She's represented by galleries across the US, as well as her native England. Now based in Colorado, she frequently paints plein air, and continues to be awed by the beauty surrounding her.

Hunt is a PAPNM and WAOW Master Signature Member, a Signature Member of AIS, OPA, LPAPA, AWA, PAAC, and an artist member of the Salmagundi Club and the California Art Club.

Artist Statement:

"Even though I paint a lot of studies on location, my landscapes are actually less about describing a specific place than they are about the mood evoked. With an impressionistic, tonal approach, I hope to convey the emotional connection that I had with each scene. Moving cross-Atlantic three times in my early years, I spent much of my life with an underlying sense of homesickness. This yearning propelled me to create a sense of 'home' within my landscapes. My greatest hope is that my work gives its viewers this same sense of comfort and connectedness; a gentle place to rest."

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