David L. Hunt was born in Long Beach, California, and lived in the Philippine Islands and the New England Coast before settling in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied product design at the University of Cincinnati and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design. During his studies, his painting style was influenced by artists Robert Fabe, Phil Foster, and Reginald Grooms. David’s professional career included extensive work as product development consultant and as an Adjunct Instructor at the Design, Art, and Architecture College at the University of Cincinnati. There is a dream-like touch to his landscapes. His transitions in tone and color between trees, sky, water, or fields are at times subtle, at other times very severe in contrast and value.
“With the dramatic approach to light and shadow, David Hunt’s paintings have a vividness conveyed by the extreme contrasts of his scenes. He trains the spotlight on certain details, illuminating elements that might have otherwise been lost in the dimness: the elegant curve of a road, a moonlit path, an old fence in the fog. These facets coalesce into striking compositions that are as intriguing as they are arresting.”
His painting style ranges from Impressionism to Realism, dark and moody to light and colorful, depending on his mood and interests. All his work is done in acrylic and is generated in his studio. He uses thin, semi-transparent wash to build up layers of color in a technique much like watercolor but with the permanence of acrylic. He mixes colors in small glass jars thinned with medium which gives him a wide color palette, conserves paint, and speeds up the painting process.