Mary B Hunt
(late 20th century)
Mary B. Hunt was active/lived in Nebraska. Mary Hunt is known for painting-still life, birds, Native American.
"I was born and raised in rural Minnesota, in the north western part of
the state near the Dakota border. As a child I was always
fascinated by birds and animals and had many pets including cats, dogs,
sheep and cows. My interest in art surfaced at the age of five
when I began sketching and painting. I knew from the start that I
wanted to spend the rest of my life creating art. With
encouragement from friends and family members I continued to develop my
skill and spent most of my high school years in the art department.
After graduating, I continued my studies at vocational school learning
about commercial art and then at a university studying fine art.
Several summer vacations in Colorado lured me to the west and to work
as a graphic artist there. Many years in the printing industry
helped me to developed strong discipline as well as design skills which
I have found invaluable since leaving the field to pursue a painting
career full time.
I have experienced ups and downs as I am sure most artists have, but
always felt compelled to continue. Throughout the past several years I
have received recognition for my work including many awards at both
regional and national competitions.
Shortly after moving to Nebraska in 1993, I was asked by a
representative of the Games and Parks Commission to produce a large
mural for the newly completely Wildcat Hills Nature Center south of
Gering. In 1997 my artwork was selected to appear on the 1998
Nebraska Habitat Stamp, a stamp required on every hunting license in
the state. That achievement was a turning point in my career and
I've had considerable success since that time receiving four best of
show awards as well as numerous other honors in the past three years.
Always the student, I see my painting evolve as I continue to
learn more and more about the process of creating. Over the years
I have also helped others to learn by teaching various levels of art
classes. Working with many ages of children in many different
settings has honed my sense of creativity and allowed me to explore
areas I might not otherwise have pushed myself to do. And thus my
students have also become my teachers. Looking to the future I
see a continued search for growth as an artist- technically, creatively