‘Interacting with the Hidden and Adoring the Natural World.’
Phoebe Katherine Hunter, BFA, Canada.
Phoebe revels in the layering of illuminated light, evoking an abstract fluidity of form that serves to transcend the material world and cast poetry on her natural environment. The subjects and patterns she captures inspire ‘make believe’ with the sensations of a mystical dream that is alive in Phoebe’s most inner voice.
“My favorite times of day are dawn and twilight. I love surrealism, nature, and the re-imagined fairy tale.”
Phoebe Katherine Hunter holds a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts with a Major in Drawing and Painting, and a Minor in Art History from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax.
During her time at NSCAD University her historical subjects of interest were Art of the Garden, Medieval Art, Egyptian Art, and the History of Photography and Film. Phoebe Hunter received honors in Drawing and Painting, while she also explored Video Art, Performance, Collage, Installation, Printmaking, and Sculpture.
“During my studies in University I discovered how much I loved nature and the design of gardens, both public and private. Gardening, painting, and drawing feels like a life between worlds, like seeds. Layer upon layer of creative cultivation, this is like a garden. I started to serve my creative process like a garden, a secret universe that grows wider and wider each year. I have now learned to patiently observe, how to connect with the soul’s condition, how to call upon a range of allegories, and find different ways of thinking, seeing, and living. Stories inside stories’ is where I find myself, in a world of my own, reveling in the secrets of my past by unveiling personal mysteries. It is in my nature to be observant, like an owl, or a cat. Through observation and exploration I seek to ignite thoughtfulness, and to lift nature into a place of artistic spirituality.”
Phoebe currently lives in a historical village and cultural center called Métis Crossing where for the past five years she has been a resident artist, gardener, and wild-crafter. Her passion for folk herbalism has taken her to develop programs for tourists and school groups at Métis Crossing. As well, it is fueling her inspiration and blossoming her daily art practices. All of Phoebe’s work is derived from original sources and personal photographs.
-Harry Wohlfarth Memorial Award for Fine Art, University of Alberta
-Constance McFarland Memorial Award for Fine Art, University of Alberta
-Special Recognition Category, Abstract Art Exhibition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery 2014
-Special Recognition, Open Art Competition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery 2015
-Special Merit Category, Botanical Art Exhibition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery 2016
-Special Merit Category, All Women Art Exhibition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery 2016
-Special Recognition Category, Patterns Art Exhibition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery 2017
-Special Merit Category, Abstracts Art Exhibition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery 2018
-Honorable Mention, Botanicals Art Exhibition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery 2018
-Special Merit Category, Abstract Art Exhibition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery 2019
-Special Merit Category, Nature Exhibition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery 2019
-Botanical Illustration with Watercolor, Paulina Maciel.
-Introduction to Personal Storytelling, Antonio Nunez Lopez.
-Green Witch Course, Herbalist Susan S. Weed.
-Grand Masters in Belvaspata and Runes of the Infinite Mother through the Institute of Applied Mysticism.
Métis Crossing, Smoky Lake, Alberta, Canada.
Program Developer, Event Coordinator
Live in artist, gardener, and wild~crafter.