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Artists > Tony Hunt RI


Society Membership:

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Vice President

Biographical details:

1943 Born in Winchester, Hampshire Studied at Southern College of Art and Liverpool Polytechnic
1973- Lecturer at Southampton College of Art, Southampton College of Higher Education.
Senior Lecturer at Southampton Institute.
Deputy Head of Division at Division of Visual Arts, Southampton Institute.
Head of Department Fine Art & Graphics at Salisbury College of Art.
1977 Elected a Member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
1996 Head of Division Fine Art & Graphics at Salisbury College
1996 Appointed Secretary of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
2008 Acting as Vice President for the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours                      

2009 Vice President Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours

Artist's statement:

My images are essentially drawn from landscape. They explore the thresholds between possibility, probability and certainty in the identification of that which is represented. They give rise to a number of themes which are interwoven to produce pictures amalgamating experience, ideas, imagination and observation.


Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre Malraux, Le Havre
Galerie Inge Donath, Troisdorf
Southampton City Art Gallery
Portsmouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Reading Museum and Art Gallery
Arts Centre New Metropole, Folkestone
Worthing Art Gallery
Brunel University
Guildhall Gallery, Winchester
Nuffield Gallery, University of Southampton

Method of working:

I work in any media and method appropriate to the task in hand. For developing the themes and images I exhibit, my currently preferred medium is acrylic paint. I frequently multi-layer paint, with masked-out and exposed areas showing through top layers, and the relatively quick-drying properties of acrylic paints are good for this purpose. I am equally at home with other water-based paints, using traditional watercolour techniques for commissioned paintings and illustrations. Many illustrations require figurative and finely-detailed work, and watercolour is generally my preference for this style of painting. The overall range of media I use is wide: from oil paint to occasional printmaking techniques, and to digital photography and computer-generated imagery. Although drawing and directly manipulative methods are fundamental to my work, this cross-referencing of experience in other media is essential to provide a wider ‘vocabulary’ for visual statement.

Field of Vision
Tony Hunt RI


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