fine art,

  • Bonnie and Clyde

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    November 2015

    Early this spring, my brother and his wife stumbled upon two baby orphaned raccoons. I quickly volunteered to assume the role of daddy (and mother) so as to take good care of them. They were barely two weeks old and kept me up every two hours to feed them from a bottle and cuddle them. My sister gave them their names; these masked bandits deserved, Bonnie and Clyde. They were the sweetest pets I've ever had, and kept me company for weeks in my studio. They're now living happily with other raccoons on a wildlife refuge and even though I'm sure they don't remember me, I will always remember the precious moments I spent with them. I took painstaking time on their portraits, and I tried to capture their individual personalities. Clyde had bigger, floppy ears and always had a cute bewildered look on his face while he followed his big sister around. Bonnie was extremely curious, very vocal, and was a big mischief maker to say the least. These paintings of them hold a very special place in my heart, and I'm so glad you've given me the chance to share these paintings of my kids with you.

    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Editions: 12"x16" AP (15), 18"x24" SN (95) and AP (15)

  • Clyde

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    November 2015

    Early this spring, my brother and his wife stumbled upon two baby orphaned raccoons. I quickly volunteered to assume the role of daddy (and mother) so as to take good care of them. They were barely two weeks old and kept me up every two hours to feed them from a bottle and cuddle them. My sister gave them their names; these masked bandits deserved, Bonnie and Clyde. They were the sweetest pets I've ever had, and kept me company for weeks in my studio. They're now living happily with other raccoons on a wildlife refuge and even though I'm sure they don't remember me, I will always remember the precious moments I spent with them. I took painstaking time on their portraits, and I tried to capture their individual personalities. Clyde had bigger, floppy ears and always had a cute bewildered look on his face while he followed his big sister around. Bonnie was extremely curious, very vocal, and was a big mischief maker to say the least. These paintings of them hold a very special place in my heart, and I'm so glad you've given me the chance to share these paintings of my kids with you.
    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)

  • Holiday Greetings

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    October 2015

    Holiday Greetings will become the third in the Feathered Friends Series. This series will showcase a different pair of song birds in each release. Each image will feature both the male and the female of the species. Tidings of Comfort and Joy has been wildly successful and is already approaching a sell out. Gold Finch Meadow too has been very successful so we are expecting a quick sell out of Holiday Greetings. See sizes and prices below.
    - Abraham Hunter

    Editions: 12"x16" SN (95) and AP (25), 16"x20" SN (95) and AP (15)

     

  • Joys of Summer by Abraham Hunter

    I’ve been working on this one for awhile and I’m really excited to finally see how you all like it!! It has a Ruby-throat, Anna’s, Calliope, and Black-chinned hummingbird, and then I added one lovely lady hummingbird! I went to Kroger and bought a bunch of different flowers to combine for reference. I really tried to capture the buzzing, high energy of these dazzling birds and the life and color of summer! I hope you all like it!

    ~ Abraham Hunter

    This image is the second in the Joys of the Seasons Series. Tidings of Comfort and Joy was the first in the series and was near "sold out" status before the second in the series was released. Enjoy these beautiful songbirds in all four seasons when you collect the entire series.

    Joys of Summer by Abraham Hunter

    12x16 SN 195
    12x16 AP  25
    16x20 SN 95
    16x20 AP 15

  • Never Forsaken

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    September 2015

    I went to visit my grandmother for her birthday for lunch and I wanted to give her something special from my heart. Early that morning, I took out an 18x24 canvas that I had hand stretched and just let my heart guide my hand until I finished a few hours later. It turned into a painting with a very special message.

    My grandma has been through countless storms in her life. The loss of both of her parents to cancer at a young age and the loss of her brother in the Vietnam War. Not to mention the pain and hurt from often serious health problems and years of tensions in the family. She and her strength have been a great inspiration in my life. This painting was a gift from me to comfort her through long nights and lonely times that strong and caring people endure more than they'll ever admit. She and I want to share this painting and its message with all of you.

    You will notice that your point of view is that of Peter. It makes this story come to life since you are the one walking to Jesus and not a third person's view. Jesus' hands are outstretched, gesturing for you to come to him. You can almost hear the Prince of Peace coaching you to keep coming. There are many waves and clouds to distract and frighten you, but he is the center focus of the painting. Your eyes are always drawn to him to help sustain your faith.

    This painting has touched so many people who have seen it already, that I know in my heart that it's more than paint brushed on to a canvas. It brings several phrases to mind, "when you pass through the waters, I will be with you" ~ "I will never leave you nor forsake you" ~ "and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of time." No matter how hard life gets, no matter what storms come your way, and no matter how lonely you feel, I hope you can always look at this painting and remember that you are Never Forsaken.

    -- Abraham Hunter

    Editions: 18"x24" SN (195) and AP (25)

  • Remember When

    Remember When Abraham Hunter

    August 2015

    The very first time I visited the Smoky Mountains, I saw an old mill that had been turned into a restaurant, complete with the water wheel still turning. That evening as the afternoon clouds broke, the vibrant colors of the sunset cast a beautiful golden light all across the countryside. The next day, I took photos and made preliminary sketches on site, while taking careful notice of all the tiny details such as how the Pigeon River looked as it flowed through the town, what kinds of plants grew in the national park, how the trees looked as they grew amid the big rocks in the mountains, how the lichens and moss collected on the boulders, and what critters had made this amazing land their home. Remember When is the result of all that research, and it captures the beauty I was overcome with when I first came to the mountains years ago. This rustic old mill is not the same mill I saw during that first visit to the Smoky Mountains, this one is located in West Virginia. The setting reminds me off the beauty of nature, but the mill reminds me of the settlers who tamed this wilderness and used this mill to grind corn and flour for food. I hope this Old Mill blesses you and perhaps brings back some memories for you. As you think of those early settlers, and the hardships they endured just to get simple pleasures, try to Remember When.

    -- Abraham Hunter

    Editions: 18"x24" SN (95)  and AP (15)

  • Sweet Dreams

     

    February 2016

    These baby foxes have been playing all day, and finally exhausted, are ready for a nap. For Mama it couldn't have come too soon. She is probably all tuckered out too from trying to keep up with them the whole day... but she still has to go out and find food for the family. A mama's work is never done, as they say. I'm sure that she will find a little time to herself now that the little ones are both having Sweet Dreams.
    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)