After moving to the US from England as a teenager, Jane Hunt received her BFA in illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art. After working as an illustrator for several years, she eventually returned to her true love: landscape oil painting.
Hunt holds the distinction of earning the most annual Oil Painters of America awards (5 in 2018). Her paintings have garnered over 200 awards, including ‘Best of Show’ at the 2019 Laguna Plein Air Invitational, the ‘Hartley Award’ at the Salmagundi Club, and ‘Collector’s Choice’ at the California Art Club’s Gold Medal Show.
She is a Master Signature Member of Plein Air Painters New Mexico and Women Artists of the West, a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Laguna Plein Air Painters, American Women Artists, Plein Air Artists of Colorado, and an Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club and the California Art Club.
“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. In an impressionistic, tonal style 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.”
A sought after instructor, Hunt’s Museum exhibitions include: The Meam Museum in Barcelona, Albuquerque Museum, Irvine Museum, Tucson Desert Art Museum, Old West Museum, California Women’s Museum, Hilbert Museum, Loveland Museum, Museum of Western Art, Pasadena Museum of Art, Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, The Steamboat Art Museum, and The Haggin Museum.
The oil painter is represented by notable galleries in the US as well as her native England. She now resides in Colorado, where she’s awed and inspired by the beauty surrounding her.