Gillian Hunt is a Macro Photographic Artist . . . Magic in Macro
A quick history of how I became a Macro Photographic Artist . . .As a child who adored nature I found a land full of magic lit with incredible peace and sheer joy. I found a place of belonging where there is no judgement, no pressure, no time limits and without realising it a place where the rest of the world falls gently into perspective. This ‘communing’ with nature has continued into my adult life and I spend time every day among the flora and fauna that surround where I live - either just being with it, studying it, or when the time is right - photographing it. Nature is my muse and through it I find that I am able to explore and express myself - both in the light and the shade . . .and to share what I do with people who are 'moved' by my images.
As a Macro Photographic Artist my work is with flowers and grasses and for the past three years I have been photographing bees and have just launched My Big Bee Project! Also we have now moved so hoping to gradually turn our new garden into a Bumblebee friendly place. 10% of my sales of my bees goes to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
The Biography bit . . .
Gillian Hunt spent 15 years in television and worked as a children’s author before exploring the media of photography.
Also in 2010 Gillian Hunt Macro Photographic Artist earned a winning title in the category Wildlife in the Garden, International Garden Photographer of the Year awards and exhibited her work at Kew Gardens. Her work has subsequently been published in several publications to include BBC Gardens Illustrated Winning Images of Plants, Gardens, Wildlife, People and Landscapes. (Publisher David & Charles,ISBN-13 978-0-7153-3822-3) During 2011 Gillian reached the semi finals of the prestigious international Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. promoted by the Natural History Museum. Since then she has been shortlisted and highly commended several years running with the International Garden Competition of the year and shortlisted with the Scottish Wildlife Photographer of the year as well as being Short Listed and with an honorable mention in the International Colour Awards and International Black and White Awards and also with Artists Info 🙂
Gillian has exhibited throughout Scotland and also takes part in the annual Fortingall Art Fair and also Perthshire Open Studios. More events as and when they happen can be found on her website.