Oil on Ampersand Panel
24 x 36 in.
Available through the Mission Gallery
This iconic Rocky Mountain scene was originally captured on a highway pull-off en plein air. The artist was headed back to her home in Boulder, Colorado, after a Costco run. “I painted fast,” says the artist “partially because the sunset was fleeting and partially because I didn’t want my frozen food to melt!” Passing moments of beauty like this speak to the painter and she works fast and furiously to capture the moment in time. “When I enlarged this piece in the studio it was important to bring the same energy as the original to the brushwork.” Indeed, the original study went on to win multiple prestigious awards, including 5th place (out of 8,000) in the Annual Plein Air Salon.
In fact, Hunt’s paintings have won numerous honors, and she holds the distinction of earning the most annual Oil Painters of America awards.
After moving to the US from England as a teenager, Jane Hunt received her illustration degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art. “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 feelings 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.”
Hunt is a Master Signature Member of PAPNM and WAOW, a Signature Member of OPA, AIS, LPAPA, AWA, WAOW, PAAC, and an artist member of the Salmagundi Club and the California Art Club. The painter currently resides in Colorado, where she’s awed and inspired by the beauty surrounding her.
Solo Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition, Hilbert Museum, Orange, CA
Illume Gallery, Live Life Inspired Invitational, St. George, UT
Olmsted Plein Air, Atlanta, GA
WAOW 50th Jubilee National Exhibition, Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Door County Plein Air, Door County, WI
InSight Gallery, Fall Gallery Showcase, Fredericksburg, TX
Abend Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Brennen Fine Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
Lilford Gallery, York, England
Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder, Colorado
Mission Gallery of Fine Art, St. George, Utah
Turner Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Wildhorse Gallery, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
View more of Hunt’s paintings at janehuntart.com.
You can email the artist directly at [email protected].