George Hunter

I mainly create artwork with acrylics or aerosol spray paint and sometimes oils, inks, watercolours, mixed media, plus glass paint on sheet glass. I also draw using oil and chalk pastels plus watercolour pencils. I use a variety of objects to paint such as blocks of wood, strips of paper, my fingers and of course, brushes.

I always have music playing when I’m painting as it keeps me in the mood of that particular artistic piece. My paintings and drawings could be classified as Naive Art or Outsider Art. I suppose I could be called an expressionist, experimental artist.

I also sculpt mostly small abstract pieces mainly in soapstone but sometimes as can be seen on the Sculpture of my website, other materials, some small sculptural works may be used  mixed media pieces.

have participated in joint exhibitions in London, New York, Paris (The Louvre) and Hong Kong plus had paintings digitally displayed on the side of skyscrapers in New York.

I produce Illustrated Poetry which is a combination of my artistic images and the prose I write, these can be viewed and read on the appropriate page of my website.

My influences are Van Gogh, the Fauvists such as Matisse, Derain and Vlaminck, French and Nordic Impressionists namely Monet, Cezanne, Munch, Osslund and Erichsen plus Nolde, Kalella, Klimpt, Hokusai , Hundertwasser and Wu Guangzong have also had an influence on my work.

I create music which I call Sound Paintings, these are a combination of electronic music and one of my artistic images and can be found under my musician’s name of diTempli on Soundcloud.

I’m a self taught artist who lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. My view of any kind of art is that it should leave an impression, whether it is good or bad is up to the individual. I think my style of painting and drawing is about colours and shapes and how they interact