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(22 November 1949 -16 February 2017)
In loving memory of my dear father, friend, mentor
Geoff Hunter was born in 1949 and spent his youth on a farm in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. After matric he studied fine art and Graphic Design at the Johannesburg College of Art, spending the following thirty years in advertising, specializing in commercial illustration.
His experience in drawing and in all mediums over three decades and a childhood love of the Southern African bushveld and its animals has led Geoff to a dedicated profession as a wildlife artist, providing him the opportunity to get up close to his subject matter.
The precision needed in animal drawing and the loose, spontaneous flair needed for abstract painting is not often found in the same artist...one has to be able to think and execute in both modes during the creative process - jumping between opposing sets of mental paradigms.
The "lightness" of his palette and the "sparseness" of his composition result in deceptively simple works...showing a confidence and fluency in execution that has resulted in a very distinctive personal style.
Hunter's devotion to accuracy, detail and respective "textures" of the animals offer the viewer a glimpse of the beauty and mystery found in our wild animal kingdom.