Feb 17 2013

Hunter – Meryl

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Enquiries: mrhunter@iinet.net.au

Meryl-Hunter_Pastel

Coastline. (Pastel on paper)

I’ve been ‘scribbling’ from an early age – usually on the back of paper covered in text. Although I wanted to learn art at high school, this was not available to me and was replaced with several languages. So I kept scribbling!

Even marriage and five sons didn’t prevent the scribbling. I became a part-time student at the fledgling School of Art in Canberra and discovered the exitment of print making, screen printing and lithography.

Meryl-Hunter_Oil

Homestead. (Oil on board)

My prints sold very well for many years with the Beaver Galleries and in various exhibitions.

I was always a lover of the Australian landscape and so I eventually launched into colour – watercolour, oils and finally pastels. I have a tiny (untidy) studio in my garden at Murrumbateman where I occasionally go back to the printing press. But the lure of colour takes over these days and I find I would rather work in pastel or oils.

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Maple Leaf. (Hand tinted etching)

 

I feel fortunate that I can escape into painting when time allows and, after all these years, I am still learning!