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The Art of Robert Hunt

January 11 - April 14

Any artist who has painted for years might eventually arrive at a place where they are comfortable with their work and offer dependable and bankable solutions in their pieces. Most artists take years to hone their craft, and when they finally get there, they can relax into a groove.  Robert Hunt seems to avoid the groove and uses his illustration and paintings to make unexpected things to happen.

His brushwork can range from exacting to minimalist, to exploding and messy, to delicate and thoughtful.  He uses his brushes to explore the surface but also knows when to stop.  He lets the unfinished parts belong to the viewer and the subject, and the two work it out together.

Robert Hunt began working as an illustrator in 1980.  He steadily built a list of clients and experiences that eventually made him a top illustrator, with numerous clients in all areas of publishing and the arts.

Still, as an in-demand illustrator, Robert keeps practicing his craft, “woodshedding,” as he likes to call it.  Bob Dylan once said, “An artist has got to be careful never really to arrive at a place where they think they’re at somewhere.  You always have to realize that you’re constantly in a state of becoming.  And, as long as you can stay in that realm you’ll sort of be alright.”

Dylan’s quote is a good fit for Robert Hunt.  His last name is an apt one for an artist forever on a hunt.

A Reception will take place on Thursday, February 23rd. More information coming soon….

Image credit info

Willie Nelson
Rolling Stone Record Review
Client: Rolling Stone
AD: Matthew Cooley
18 x 24
Oil on paper

The Ballad of Black Tom
Book cover
AD: Irene Gallo
23 x 32
Oil on linen

Climate of Fear
Magazine cover: The Catholic Church confronts the consequences of Climate Change
Client: Liberty magazine,
AD: Bryan Gray
20 x 30
Oil on board

DreamWorks: One-Sheet Poster Version
One of 15 paintings created for animated DreamWorks Studio logo.
Client: DreamWorks SKG, Industrial Light and Magic
AD: David Carson, Clint Goldman, Dennis Muren
44 x 38
Oil and acrylic on board

If You Take My Meaning
A woman transforms into a new type of being, one who can help humanity to survive.
Client: (short fiction by Charlie Jane Anders)
AD: Irene Gallo and Christine Foltzer
14 x 16
Oil on Paper

Death Row
For article about the case of a Muslim Death Row inmate who was denied his request to have an Imam present during his execution.
Client: Liberty Magazine
AD: Bryan Gray
16 x 22
Oil and digital

Snoqualmie River
Personal work (painted on location)
17 x 20
Oil on linen

The Meeting Place
From “Utopia,” a show of 30 paintings done over 30 days on one location (Limantour Beach, Inverness Ca.)
22 x 26
Oil on Linen

"The Meeting Place"
"Snoqualmie River"


January 11
April 14
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At the Society
128 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065 United States
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