Featured Artist Elaine Hunter

Using light, shadow and reflections in her photography, Elaine Hunter creates stunningly dramatic landscapes. Visit her website to see more of her portfolio.

 

"Tree Blossom" Photograph, 8" x 12" - 48" x 72" by Elaine Hunter. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Tree Blossom” photograph, 8″ x 12″ – 48″ x 72″

 

I was born in the UK, but have lived my adult life in Canada. I am a self-taught contemporary photographer. Much of my photography is taken in the area of the local mountains, oceans and beaches in British Columbia near my home in Halfmoon Bay, but a few are from my childhood home in Cheshire, UK.

 

"Storm Over Toronto" photograph, 8" x 12" - 48" x 72" by Elaine Hunter. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Storm Over Toronto” photograph, 8″ x 12″ – 48″ x 72″

 

Photography has always been important to me. I was a dance teacher and choreographer as well as a photographer, and I captured dancers with a camera for many years. I seem to have transferred the choreography to that of choreographing nature. I like to make nature dance.

 

"Sunrays Reflections" photograph, 8" x 8" - 72" x 72" by Elaine Hunter. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sunrays Reflections” photograph, 8″ x 8″ – 72″ x 72″

 

Reflections are an important part of the drama that I create, and they magnify the beauty of the scene. A lot of my photographs are full of light and shadows. I love to work with these elements, and can change the mood of an image using bright light, dark shadows and reflections.

 

"Golden Hour" photograph, 8" x 10" - 60" x 75" by Elaine Hunter. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Golden Hour” photograph, 8″ x 10″ – 60″ x 75″

 

As I grow and my work develops, I am learning new techniques to manipulate my images and can produce the exact feeling that I wish to convey. I begin with reality and reveal the mystery.

 

"Sechelt Tree" photograph, 8" x 12" - 48" x 72" by Elaine Hunter. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sechelt Tree” photograph, 8″ x 12″ – 48″ x 72″

 

Sometimes the final image appears from the feeling that I had when I took the original photograph – one of peace while enjoying the gentle ocean waves, or the anger and rage of a storm. Colour is very important to me, and the vibrant colours in nature make it easy for me to create eye-popping images. I spend many hours at my computer before being satisfied with my creations.

 

"Majestic Tree" photograph, 8" x 12" - 48" x 72" by Elaine Hunter. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Majestic Tree” photograph, 8″ x 12″ – 48″ x 72″

 

All my work is from my original photographs and the subject matter is of the utmost importance. I take thousands of photographs, using only a few. As I learn new techniques, some of my older photographs that were previously discarded become the correct ones for a creation with my new techniques.

 

"Moon Blossom" photograph, 8" x 8" - 72" x 72" by Elaine Hunter. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Moon Blossom” photograph, 8″ x 8″ – 72″ x 72″

 

The images here are samples of some of my new work, in 2018.

“Reflect upon these images, meditate with them and form a bond with nature, thus taking you beyond your everyday world. ”

 

"Moon Cloud" photograph, 8" x 12" - 48" x 72" by Elaine Hunter. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Moon Cloud” photograph, 8″ x 12″ – 48″ x 72″

 

You can see more of my work on my website.

 

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Comments

  1. Congratulations Elaine on this beautiful presentation by ArtsyShark. I enjoyed reading about your creative process. As you know I’ve been following your artwork for several years now and the photographs shown here are among your best works ever!

    • Elaine has a fascinating style which is unlike anything else I’ve seen. And in the world of photography which is so crowded, that’s saying something! It’s always a pleasure to see what’s new in her portfolio.

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