Art Exhibit through March 1,2018

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Mothers Day Daffodils 14 in x 11 in oil on panel by Clifton Hunt. Courtesy of the Artist
 
Almost There and Other Still Life Paintings
by Clifton Hunt

17 luminous oil paintings

 

 

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Liqueur 16in x 20in oil on canvas by Clifton Hunt.  Courtesy of the Artist
 
 
Still life paintings of flowers, fruits, and domestic objects casually arranged on humble tabletops in a style that evokes that of the Old Masters. The exhibition is in the Marion Herrick Conference Room Gallery, as well as in the Library's glass display case.
 

 



 



Cliff Hunt’s work has been included in numerous juried exhibitions in Massachusetts and Connecticut galleries, and in The 82nd Regional Show at the Fitchburg Art Museum.
Clifton Hunt had his first art experience at the Worcester Art Museum when he was just 5 years old. He was hooked immediately. At 16, he created his first oil painting and, after graduating from high school, enrolled at the Professional School at the Worcester Art Museum to pursue a career in art. Then life stepped in. He fell in love, got married and raised a family of eight kids and with his wife, and built a horse farm and riding facility (Holiday Acres Equestrian Center in Rutland MA). His love for painting never left him. He still made a painting or two a year, but family and farm had become his priority.

In 2014 life stepped in again. This time in the form of an illness, one which prevented him from keeping up with the intense physical work that had become his way of life for 38 years. Fortunately, as he recovered, he had time to devote himself to oil painting once again. Cliff now is a full time professional artist, working in the realist manner with a focus on still life painting.

He states, ”Fruits, vegetables, and various antiques often find their way into my work. I continually experiment with various lighting arrangements as I organize my still life composition of light and shadows within the setup.

Technically speaking, I’ve reeducated myself concerning the newer art materials available today. The work is presently made with quality archival materials and accepted oil painting practices. Some paintings are made alla prima (wet paint applied to wet paint), while others are composed of layers of paint and take longer to complete. Paintings are finished with a protective coating of varnish.

In the end, what really matters is that my efforts have proven to bring to a patron a lifetime of enjoyment by way of an aesthetically pleasing work of art adorning their home. With that, then, I have accomplished a worthy endeavor”.