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"Our minds, hearts and imaginations offer up bits and pieces that speak to each other. Mine speak to yours; yours speak to theirs, the world over. The personal belongs to us all, is shared by all here where we share the same thoughts, memories and pasts. These are the painted counterparts of an unseen world we all know."
Colin Hunt paints subjects such as barns, railroad tracks, and pure landscapes. On the other hand, his painting On the Surgery of Spyglasses, is commenting on the exhibits of a Natural History Museum sometimes being unnoticed. This painting is a way to preserve what "may collect dust."
Although he was born, raised, and educated in New York, Hunt has recently moved to the Bucks County Area and embraced the surroundings. He says he wants "to represent this landscape as it is, how people live here today and how the history of the area blends into that representation."
He paints using oils on small panels. This enables him to carry his supplies to wait for inspiration rather than expecting a painting to happen.
His work has won several awards including the Bucks County Landscape Oil Painting Award in 2007 from the Phillips' Mill Annual Exhibition in New Hope.
Colin Hunt. Image courtesy of the artist. James A. Michener Art Museum archives.
Connections to Bucks County
Colin Hunt lives, and paints in the Bucks County area. He has moved from New York to settle in Pipersville, PA with his family. He uses the Bucks County landscapes as inspiration for his paintings.His father is the painter Peter Hunt. They can be seen painting side by side and have also exhibited together at one time. Colin's work has been displayed in New Hope and in Lambertville, and has won several awards including the Bucks County Landscape Oil Painting Award and the Hughes Award. He is also a member of the Artsbridge organization.
Artistic Community and Colleagues in Bucks County
Peter Hunt (his father), Robert Beck, and Jeff Gola
The Cooper Union, Bachelor of Fine Art, New York, NY, 1995
Columbia University, Master's of Fine Art, New York, NY, 1998
Teachers and Influences
Thomas Jones, J.B. Camille Corot, Giovanni Fattori, Giuseippe Abbati, Edgar Degas
Affiliations and Memberships
Artsbridge, Lambertville, NJ
Major Solo Exhibitions
Deschamps Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, 2008
Roger Smith Gallery, NY, 1998
Major Group Exhibitions
Canal Frame-Crafts, Washington Crossing, PA, March 2007
Radclyffe Gallery, New Hope, PA, April 2006
Sara Nightingale Gallery, Hamptons, NY, October 2004
Open House, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY, Summer 2004
Scope Art Fair, Gansevoort Hotel, NY, March 2004
Dreamy, ZieherSmith Gallery, NY, March 2003
177th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition, National Academy of Design, NY, May 2002, Richard M. Recchia Memorial Prize
Yellow Brick Road, White Columns, NY, December 2001
@, P.P.O.W., NY, June 2000
From Scratch, Curated by J. Hoffeld, NY, April 2000
The Searchers, Artist Space, NY, 1999
The Constructed Landscape, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren, NY, 1999
Artsbridge Annual Exhibition, Lambertville, NJ, June 2008
Phillips' Mill Juried Exhibition, New Hope, PA, September 2007,
Coryell Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, February 2007
Phillips' Mill Juried Exhibition, New Hope, PA, September 2006, The Hughes Award
Coryell Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, February 2006
Fred Dorfman, Dorfman Projects, NY
Michael Bloomberg, NY
Norman Du Brow, NY
Columbia Journal of Literature and Art, "Reinventions”, Issue 31, Winter 1999
Richard Recchia Memorial Prize, National Academy of Design, 2002
Hughes Award, Phillips' Mill Art Exhibition, 2006
Bucks County Landscape Oil Painting Award, Phillips' Mill Art Exhibition, 2007
Teaching and Professional Appointments
Columbia University, New York, NY, 2002