Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Introducing Bridget Hunter

I live on the south west coast of Scotland and I love painting - oils, acrylics, gouache - especially the landscape around my home.



I prefer painting outside in front of the subject but, as its not always possible to do this,  I often sketch. The sketch then becomes a painting resource along with my recollection of the atmosphere and colours.

Above Loch Doon

Sketch - Loch Doon

Landscape, Loch Doon
Oil 2010



I also love walking and I'm lucky to live 10 minutes from unspoiled beaches and 10 minutes from the countryside which varies from rolling hills to rugged moorland, both populated by Blackfaced sheep, grouse, deer and buzzards.


I always drew and painted, but, as others find, working fulltime and being mother to 3 meant ironing and other such necessary activites always came first. Then I was widowed, my daughters became mums, I retired and painting has become much more than a part-time hobby.

But since joining Sketchercise and seeing all the wonderful, varied sketches of the people here and of artists' work found through the blog Making A Mark, I now appreciate drawing as an end in itself once more.

I'm very grateful to the members of Sketchercise for the opportunity to be part of this postcard exchange and look forward to being in touch, in this amazing way, with like-minded people from all around the world.

12 comments:

Pam Holnback said...

It's great to learn more about you, your art, and your life. Love the loch pieces.

Desiree said...

Great job Bridget, I love where you live, how beautiful!

sue said...

Oh, these are beautiful! I'm so enjoying these profiles! This is going to be great fun for us going along vicariously on these jaunts.

Albrecht Rissler said...

Wonderful pieces Bridget, especially Loch Doon. Nice contrast and light in it. That picture motivates me to use oil again before the tubes are desicated..

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Oh how I love Scotland and I'm so looking forward to getting a postcard from it(from you, and knowing you, it will be so beautiful!
Ronell

Cathy Gatland said...

Wonderful landscape, and sketches and paintings of it.

vivien said...

beautiful! I lived for a few years in the far north east of Scotland (on the Moray Firth) and visited the west coast a lot - so am very very envious of you living near the coast in such a beautiful area.

Am really looking forward to the exchange

Charlene Brown said...

I love the stark clean beauty of the Scottish landscape, and your sketches and paintings capture perfectly the atmosphere I remember from my few visits to what was always referred to as 'the old country' by my grandparents. (I was amazed when I started school and learned that other kids' families had 'old countries' other than Scotland!)

Felicity said...

So interesting to find out more about you, Bridget. I can't wait to see your postcards!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Wonderful Scottish colours and I love the way you paint!

Pat said...

I join the others in saying that your work is beautiful and I am enjoying learning more about you. I love the water and coastal views.

jackie simmonds said...

Love these pieces, Bridget. I found you via Katherine's Makingamark blog, and so glad I clicked on your link. This is a particularly nice blog.

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