Abraham Hunter said that he first began to realize that God had given him a talent at 12 years old. At 14, he began to really commit to his art. With no wildlife artists in his home area, and no family members with artistic gifts, Abraham had no choice but to teach himself.
By studying nature first hand and using reference photos, Abraham was able to continuously improve and as he did he was amazed at how much success he was able to achieve. His talent has been confirmed by virtue of his winning a slew of prestigious wildlife painting contests. He attributes this success to his faith and the support of family and friends.
Abraham works in oil, acrylic and occasionally watercolor and strives for extreme photorealism most of the time because he feels it properly honors nature by showing all the intricate details.
Abraham often portrays somewhat utopia-like scenes because he likes to imagine living in a world lacking the intense drama of life and he wants his viewers to have an opportunity to experience that as well.
“If there is one thing I want to capture in my work and be able to share with my collectors, it would be the awe I have for the abundance and beauty of God's marvelous creation. When someone looks at my paintings, I want them to feel as if they are right there witnessing first-hand what the scene is depicting. I want them to feel the peace, comfort and joy that I experience when I’m studying the outdoors.”
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