Artist drawn to detail and textures

Fort Gallery welcomes new member Marilyn Hunt with exhibit opening on May 29

Langley artist Marilyn Hunt has recently joined the Fort Gallery, in Fort Langley, where she will be exhibiting a show of recent works starting Wednesday, May 29.

Hunt expresses her inspirations in acrylic and oil. Her paintings throughout her career tie her childhood experiences and a love for the natural landscape of Canada together.

Drawn to the small, often unnoticed details of nature, the artist’s works magnify these characteristics in the uninhibited cycle from reproduction, growth and beauty, to the final decay. Working in a variety of mediums, with bold textured surfaces, on large canvases and wood panel, Hunt explores the goings on in the underground and underwater world of organic life.

“I like my paintings to give a voice to nature, bringing the viewer into a relationship with the subject,” she said.

“I am drawn into a state of empathy and reason, in the simple things of nature, which compels me to express it in various mediums.”

Hunt’s show, “What I See — Plain and Simple” will run from May 29 to June 16, with an artist’s reception on Friday, May 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.,  The Fort Gallery is located at 9048 Glover Rd. It is open Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5 pm. More information can be found at www.fortgallery.ca