About The Artist
Michael Hunter, an artist born in Lancashire, embarked on his artistic journey by earning a Fine Art degree from UCLan at Cumbria College of Art and Design in 1994. Initially a traditional artist, his deep appreciation for the outdoors led him to immerse himself in sketching and painting landscapes, drawing inspiration primarily from coastal scenery.
Influenced by the works of British painter David Bomberg and Japanese sumi ink artist Toko Shinoda, Michael's artistic style has gradually transformed into a fully abstract expression. He has transitioned from conventional painting and drawing techniques to creating captivating digital collages. By merging painting and photography, he seamlessly blends textures, marks, and colors to compose his artworks. During his creative process, Michael finds solace in listening to music, which often influences the formation of his pieces. He believes that the act of creating art based on emotions and feelings holds a special significance, offering endless possibilities within abstract expressionism.
For Michael, each artwork he produces is imbued with passion and emotion, making it a deeply personal and meaningful experience. He aspires to move and inspire those who appreciate his work, just as he has been moved and inspired during the artistic process.
Michael has travelled to art fairs all over the UK and has many followers on Instagram. His work has been bought by collectors in America and Europe and he has exhibited in prestigious galleries in London and in various cities throughout the UK. He has also collaborated with interior designers and has been featured in the prestigious UK Ideal Homes magazine.