George Hunter Contemporary Artistwww.ArtPal.com/ghunterartist
I’m a self taught artist who lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. My view of any kind of art is that it should leave an impression, whether it is good or bad is up to the individual. I think my style of painting and drawing is about colours and shapes and how they interact. I mainly paint with acrylics or aerosol spray paint and sometimes oils, inks, watercolours, mixed media, plus glass paint on sheet glass. I also draw using oil and chalk pastels plus watercolour pencils. I use a variety of objects to paint such as blocks of wood, strips of paper, my fingers and of course, brushes. I always have music playing when I’m painting as it keeps me in the mood of that particular artistic piece. My paintings and drawings could be classified as Naive Art or Outsider Art. I suppose I could be called an expressionist, experimental artist. I also sculpt and use this in some mixed media pieces. I have participated in joint exhibitions in London, New York, Paris (The Louvre) and Hong Kong plus had paintings digitally displayed on the side of skyscrapers in New York. My influences are Van Gogh, the Fauvists such as Matisse, Derain and Vlaminck, French and Nordic Impressionists namely Monet, Cezanne, Munch, Osslund and Erichsen plus Nolde, Kalella, Klimpt, Hokusai , Hundertwasser and Wu Guangzong have also had an influence on my work.