September 21, 2023


Make Some Fun

Featured Artist Anni Hunt | Artsy Shark

4 min read

Combined media artist Anni Hunt shares her artistic journey and an enthralling collection of works from her Chicken’s Nest assortment. Go to her website to see extra of her artwork.


mixed media art of a bird nest

“Safety” acrylic collage on board, 12″ x 8″


As a blended media artist, my journey has been considered one of discovery, creativity, and self expression. From early days of exploring completely different mediums to discovery of my very own distinctive fashion, every step has been a studying expertise.


bird themed mixed media art

“Constructing Blocks” acrylic collage on board, 12″ x 8″


Rising up was a problem for me educationally, as I used to be drawn to the sciences in addition to artwork. I selected a profession within the medical imaging discipline. However I feel that profession helped me enormously in my artwork. It formed my love of grayscale and element, which I later introduced into my artwork with my ardour for neutrals and subtleties of color.


bird nest theme art by mixed media artist Anni Hunt

“Development” acrylic collage on board, 12″ x 8″


My creative journey started later in life, in my forties. I formalized my coaching with the London Metropolis & Guilds certification from the UK, then started to deal with textiles and the way they might be utilized in my paintings. I used to be drawn to texture, color, and patterns of various materials and I began to include them into my items.


A hidden nest by artists Anni Hunt

“Hidden Nest” acrylic collage on board, 12″ x 8″


I discovered that the juxtaposition of various textures and supplies added depth and dimension into my work. It was then that I found blended media artwork and started experimenting with varied supplies and methods reminiscent of collage, printing, silk screening and encaustics utilizing wax to embed elements of my artwork into 2D in addition to 3D creations.


bird nest art by Anni Hunt

Groundwork Completed” acrylic collage on board, 5.5″ x 8″


My artistic course of is considered one of exploration and experimentation. I usually start with an thought or idea after which collect supplies that I really feel greatest convey that concept. I get pleasure from incorporating reclaimed, discovered objects in my work reminiscent of outdated images, classic maps, rusty finds alongside the railway line or presents from nature, reminiscent of leaves, bark, lichens, objects that convey a way of historical past, nostalgia, decay, and antiquity. The enjoyable begins in auditioning these things, including and subtracting till a lovely outcome emerges.


painting of bird flying to her nest

“Journey House” acrylic collage on board, 12″ x 8″


My love of simplicity and the Japanese fashion of wabi-sabi guides my creativity of most of my work. I like to ask the viewer in for a more in-depth look to see hidden letters, symbols, phrases, and stitches.


bird art by Anni Hunt

“Defend the Nest” acrylic collage on board, 12″ x 8″


One of many challenges I face as a blended media artist is discovering the correct steadiness between the completely different supplies and methods. I’ve needed to study to belief my instincts and never be afraid to take dangers.


artwork of eggs in a nests by Anni Hunt

“Futures” acrylic collage on board, 5.5″ x 8″


My studio is certainly a problem when organizing all of my provides and tools for the entire varied methods I incorporate into my work. I’ve needed to get artistic with my workspace, using completely different storage options and completely different areas for moist and dry methods.


young birds in the nest by Anni Hunt

“Kids” acrylic collage on board, 12″ x 8″


Collaborating in exhibitions has been an vital a part of my journey as an artist. It has allowed me to share my work with a wider viewers and to attach with different artists. Seeing my work displayed alongside different gifted artists is a validation of my arduous work ethic and conjures up me to indicate up in my studio every single day.


bird themed artwork by Anni Hunt

“Fly the Nest” acrylic collage on board, 12″ x 8″


Trying again on my journey as an artist, I’m pleased with what I’ve achieved. From my early experiments with completely different supplies and methods to the extra refined work I create at the moment, every step has been a studying expertise. I’m continually impressed by the world round me and the probabilities that completely different supplies and methods supply. I now worth educating and speaking about my work to different artists as a really rewarding expertise and the subsequent step alongside the creative journey.


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