Vicki Hunt is an artist who lives and works in the Meon Valley, within the South Downs National Park. Her style is incredibly detailed and meticulous and her subjects are the wildlife, flora and landscapes of this beautiful part of Hampshire. Her artwork captures every hair, every minute feather and whisker of the animals she draws and paints – so much so you can almost feel what it would be like to touch them.
Vicki excelled at art in school but was put off taking it any further by a teacher telling her her work was too traditional and not contemporary enough. After a career as a Nanny, Vicki had her own family and once they were at school, she decided it might be a good time to explore her creativity again.
She started making craft items but soon moved on to a series of free machine embroidery bird pictures. She also created homeware items such as cushions featuring her artwork, along with a series of needle felted animals. Over a number of years her work moved more and more towards art rather than crafts and her recent works – Japanese Pen and Ink drawings of local wildlife, display an incredible talent for transferring what she sees with her eyes onto paper. She is now developing some new work in a freer style, focusing on more landscapes.
Vicki creates part time alongside working in an art gallery which she absolutely loves. Her work is for sale in local galleries in Hampshire and she will be exhibiting at our next Hampshire Pop Up Studios event in Stockbridge on the 15th and 16th June. Not to be missed!
You can see more of Vicki’s work at www.instagram.com/vicki.hunt.artist