Sarah Lynne Hunter is a multi-disciplinary visual artist with over 20 years of experience in creative pursuits and is driven by a deeply innate desire to CREATE. She has a degree in Apparel Design and Fine Art from Seattle Pacific University, and her current artistic passions include creating figuratively expressionistic paintings, designing her own line of artisan jewelry, and finding ways to weave art into her local community through various creative initiatives.
Her primary medium is oil painting, but she also has experience working in acrylic, chalk pastel, colored pencil, charcoal, graphite, alcohol inks, conte crayon, watercolor, printmaking, metal, fiber arts, and as a muralist. Her art has been exhibited in many local and regional galleries, and she has fulfilled artwork commissions and completed murals for both public and private clients. She is based in Vancouver, WA where she lives with her husband, three children, two cats, and teaches art classes on a part-time basis.
Her works explore themes of femininity and mental health through a figurative lens with elements of surrealism and modern expressionism, and she often includes personal imagery within her work. She is inspired by trying to capture what words alone cannot– things that beg to be expressed but cannot be easily parsed. She tries to capture emotions and experiences with color, composition, and blurring the lines between reality and our inner worlds and imaginings. She believes that personal expression through art can be a very meaningful and healing form of therapy and that putting imagery to some of the mental health struggles that many people face offers a form of collective healing.
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