After moving from England to the US as a teenager, Jane Hunt received her degree in illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art. The oil painter now resides in Colorado, where she continues to be awed and inspired by the beauty surrounding her.
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 try 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 try to create a sense of ‘home’ within my landscapes.
Painting outside in the enormity of nature leads to a feeling of being connected to the divine and helps keep life in perspective.
My greatest hope is that my work gives its viewers this same sense of comfort and connectedness; a gentle place to rest.