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Libby Hunter

     I am originally from Newcastle, NSW but have moved around a little, within Australia along with Singapore, Jakarta and Bali for various periods throughout my life. I am now settled in the northern beaches of Cairns. 


My art practice started later in life, approximately 5 years ago. Previously I ran an Interior Design practice in Sydney and Bali. I have always been an art history lover and have always had a desire to paint.  After returning to Melbourne from overseas I started at a local studio arts course in Richmond under Marco Corsini, then continued on at the Victorian Artists Society studying portraiture and still life in oils. After discovering a great love for painting I continued on and completed a Diploma of Visual Arts at RMIT where I focused on oil painting, sculpture and printmaking.


I really enjoy working in a wider range of artistic mediums, from oil painting to concrete and metal sculpture to lino cuts and monotype printing. There are just so many ways to express ideas and so many techniques to experiment with. It is a continuing passion and source of learning for me.


I have developed a strong interest in the female form and how it is viewed and portrayed. In some of my more recent works I have been exploring the expression of my own experiences as a woman in a way that is not viewed through the male gaze. It is an ongoing project that will take me some time to resolve.


My current inspiration is around my new living environment in Cairns, backing onto the Kuranda Range, the rainforest is showing me new wonders and challenges. I look forward to capturing and expressing the colour, light, shapes and moods of the tropics.


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