Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Photo/Film Artist
Elaine danced from the age of 3 studying ballet, jazz and tap. Movement was and is an important part of her artistic life. Elaine opened her own dance school in Ottawa Canada which she directed for 31 years during which she took her company World Wide Dance for Peace to Shanghai representing Canada at International Childrens’ festivals. As a result of this experience of dance in her life she now creates images of nature dancing. She says, "Movement is a major part of my photographic images, I choreograph nature. " Elaine Hunter is a self-taught, internationally known, award-winning contemporary artist who creates visionary photographic art. Accurately describing her art as “Chimerical” Hunter delivers spell-binding drama, a sense of mystery, and a transformative experience to the viewer. Since 2003 Hunter has been perfecting her skills and creative vision through photographic manipulation. She says, " I love the journey from the camera lens to the computer where I create the finished pieces of art." She was chosen as one of the TOP 40 by LACDA June 2015. She has won Best in Show at both Contemporary Art Gallery Online and Colors of Humanity Art Gallery. She exhibited in the Gala Pollux Awards in Barcelona in October 2018. Elaine won 4 awards for her work in the 2018 Gala Awards for her series “Sechelt Tree”. Including honorable mention in the nature category. (4th). Several of her images are in the Admiral Lounges in JFK and Miami airports and she has her Pine Tree images decorating many rooms in the newly renovated Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Her photography was also selected as part of the Celebrate BC Day in 2013. Elaine Hunter has received awards in Manhattan Arts International juried exhibitions and has been featured in Photographers Forum Magazine. She is a Featured Artist with Artsy Shark. She recently won the James Bacchi ArtHaus Award. Some of the local buildings that she has exhibited in are The Firehall Arts Centre Gallery, Sechelt Library, Savour Exhibition, 304 Cordova St West, Gastown. Some of her exhibitions were at Gibson’s Public Art Gallery, Sunshine Coast Art Gallery, Silk Purse West Vancouver, Malaspina Arts Society Powell River, Lisbon Contemporary Exhibition, Caroun Photo Club winners exhibition North Vancouver, Solo exhibition Place Des Arts Coquitlam, 2018, Performance Works, Granville Island, Port Moody Art Gallery, Linus Gallery California, Expressions, New York. She was chosen as one of four artists exhibited in the 2018 Sechelt Arts Festival. Elaine was a finalist in the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, 2015, 16, 17 18,19 and 20. The World Through My Eyes, Barcelona, 2018. Pollux Awards finalist 2016, 17, 18, “Reflections”. Pollux Awards 2019 with her series “Saskatchewan Trees” chosen as the winner in the nature category. 2020 3rd with Arbutus, in landscape category. She has exhibited in New York, California, Europe and Canada. For a complete list of all her exhibitions please go to www.elainehunter.com She currently lives in BC, Canada, where she produces her work in her home studio in Halfmoon Bay. Visit Elaine Hunter’s website at http://www.elainehunter.com Join Elaine Hunter in Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElaineHunterPhotography LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/elaine-hunter-478aa915 Twitter: https://twitter.com/creativephoto Instagram: elainehunterphotography1
HALFMOON BAY, BC, Canada
Samples of my work
I try to go deep into the mystery of nature and share its’ hidden powers and strength. Everything struggles to survive and life is crucial to all things in our living, dying world. My art displays that even a tree that struggles to live along the ocean cliffs or a small flower in a meadow are resilient and live with a purpose. When I create my work, I sometimes wonder where it came from and then realize that it is from nature itself. The struggle for all things to live continues daily. Through my images I hope that many people will learn a respect for nature that they did not have before. This is especially imperative for our young nationals as they are the future and on the off chance that we can ingrain a regard and love for nature in them our future will be significantly brighter and our reality could have more assistance from its residents to thrive.