About Pamela Holl Hunt, artist

PAMELA HOLL HUNT was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, in 1945. A classically trained contemporary artist, she received most of her training in Europe in the 1960s and 70s.

While in Paris she studied life drawing at The Académie Julian, with M. MacAvoy. After one year she moved on to The Atelier 17 and was taught etching and print making by the master print maker Stanley William Hayter. In 1964 she went to London to study at Hornsey College of Art. A few years later she moved to Brussels, Belgium and studied oil painting at the Beaux Arts and art history at the Musée Cinquantenaire.

In more recent years she studied Symphonic Composition and Applied Colour Theory at the Vancouver Academy of Art with Michael Britton (1999).

Working in oil, using mostly palette knife, her earlier work was a series of sensitive, illuminating abstracts. Later she embarked on a popular series of large canvas portraits of international celebrities.

In 2000, working in oils, she launched into a spiritual and creative search which emanated in an extensive series of bold, colour-filled tree paintings.

More recently Pamela has returned to her abstract roots and has produced some of the most powerful and exciting work of her career.

She signs her work 'Holl Hunt' or 'HH'.