A series of visual curiosities inform and direct my handling of paint. I search for narrative threads from an assortment of sketches and source material, and find my content in the material expression. The imagery and subjects are configured to find new intersections of meaning through overlapping, juxtaposition and voluntary accidents. These discoveries lead to further creative action in response, and that’s how the paintings are made, in the spirit of improvisation.
I also have a plein air practice that involves hiking and painting the landscape using a compact watercolour kit. The aim is to capture the raw quality of the changing natural environment while working quickly and directly, with no revisions.
Andrew Hunt studied at NSCAD and State University of New York. He has shown work through Canada, the US and Europe. Prior to Nova Scotia, he lived in Brooklyn, New York and taught drawing and colour classes at LIM College in Manhattan. He currently lives in Halifax and instructs painting and drawing at NSCAD University.