Alexandra Hunter

"I approach each painting with the intent of capturing an inner landscape on canvas, and transporting the viewer to that realm."

Sea, Sky, Fire, Acrylic Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas 50 x 100 cm

Primarily self-taught, Canadian artist Alexandra Hunter was a finalist at the inaugural Victoria Emerging Art Awards in 2010. From 2010 to 2013, she was an active member of Victoria Emerging Art Gallery and the Community Arts Council for Greater Victoria, exhibiting frequently with both. Influenced by postwar abstract expressionism, Alexandra’s rich, textural abstract landscapes and “innerscapes” are exhibited in galleries in Canada, Mexico, and Italy and are in private and corporate collections in Canada, the US, Mexico and the UK.

A Season of Breakthroughs Acrylic on canvas 20 x 40 cm

“An intuitive process, I approach each painting with the intent of capturing an inner landscape on canvas and transporting the viewer to that realm. Themes of peace, hope, spirit, breakthrough, pilgrimage and radiance permeate my work.”

A Veil of Bamboo Acrylic on canvas 76 x 76 cm

Magnificent Birth Acrylic on canvas 91 x 91 cm

A former artist-in-residence at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria, Canada, Alexandra also painted plein-air on the lawns of the Fairmont Empress Hotel through Artishow. Moving to Mexico in 2013 to pursue painting and writing, she was soon invited to join the B’nai Or Art Group, exhibiting large-scale works at the renowned Galería Pérgola in San Miguel de Allende. Now back in Canada, living in Waterloo, Alexandra has produced her new series of work. Her Zen abstract compositions in pastel tones are minimal and gentle.  She has Bachelors’s degree in Modern Languages from Trent University, Peterborough, Canada. Alexandra’s work was included in the Sincronías [Synchronies] exhibit at Sala Prado Ateneo de Madrid in 2014. 

On the Cusp Acrylic on canvas 76 x 101 cm

Review published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images courtesy of the artist