Laura Hunt “Woman with Gold Earring" Fluid acrylic on canvas 24” x 24” 2021
Since the beginning of 2019, Laura Hunt has focused on contemporary figurative painting, which melds her love of abstraction and her interest in the human condition. After several years of creating non-objective abstract work, she responded to the insistent tug at the sleeve to create a new body of work, one that would have at its core the human figure and the universal stories it could tell. Laura's paintings tell of her attempts to understand and explore human relationships and emotion, social issues and empathy. But she didn’t leave abstraction completely behind. It still appears in the ambiguous but vaguely familiar back-grounds that provide her archetypal figures a home. Laura continues to explore the relationships between painterliness and content, between materials and subject matter.