F. Caroline Hunter, A.F.C.A

Born in Llanelli, on the Atlantic coast of South Wales, Great Britain, Caroline feels right at home in Victoria.  Interested in drawing from childhood, she received a diploma in design from the Barrett St. College of Design in London, England.  Pursuing her interest in art here in Victoria she has enjoyed numerous workshops and has worked steadily to develop her own voice.

Elected to Associate Signature Status by the Federation of Canadian Artists in 2009 in recognition of her ability to capture and express her delight in the landscapes, figures and objects around her, Caroline continues to explore an impressionistic approach.  Using a limited palette she enjoys paying special attention to negative spaces, with the intention of bringing excitement and a mystic quality to her work.

Caroline has received several awards with the Federation Gallery in Vancouver and the Victoria Chapter of the F.C.A.  She has participated frequently in the Sidney Fine Arts Show, CACGV “LOOK” Victoria, and in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Rental and Sale Program, and she has been a successful participant in their Summer Small Works Program.  Two of her paintings were juried into the  “Artists Choice 2013” Show, at the F.C.A. Federation Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, and she received an “Honorable Mention” in the 2015 “Coast Collective” Spring Show. In August, 2016 Caroline learned that she was accepted into the FCA international competition, Painting On The Edge.

 An active member of five art clubs in Victoria, including the Victoria Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Victoria Sketch Club, the Oak Bay Art Club, the Oak Bay Community Artists Society, and Saanich Peninsular Arts and Crafts Society. Caroline has served on several executive committees and given acrylic and watercolour demonstrations for other clubs. She served as Secretary for both the Victoria Sketch Club and the Oak Bay Community Artists Society in the year 2014-2015, and she served as one of the jurors in the 2014 F.C.A. Victoria Chapter Coast Collective Spring Show.

Caroline had the honor of being chosen as one of sixty-five FCA artists asked to participate in the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s “65 Red Roses” fundraising event in 2010 in Vancouver, honoring Eva Markvoort’s remarkable spirit (1984-2010), and creating one massive artwork consisting of 65 panels of each artist’s representation of a single red rose. 

In 2016 Caroline donated her painting created in the CACGV “Painting in the Park”, and has regularly donated one of her paintings to the Canadian National Institute of the Blind.

Working in both watercolour and acrylic Caroline’s principal interest is in landscapes.  She has painted numerous commissions, including portraits of people and dogs, and has a growing collection of works in private homes throughout Canada and in Ireland, England, Wales, New Zealand and Australia.

“I paint for joy.  The light on this lovely west coast is always playing tricks on us and I try to capture this energy, and the mystery I see in nature’s brief tranquil spaces around me.  With my exploration of blue pigment and of negative spaces I attempt to bring a surreal quality of light to my landscapes.”

Website:  www.fchunter.com

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