Hunter Stephenson

Hunter Stephenson paints most often directly from observation. She uses shape and color to create the illusion of space and volume. As a painter, she attempts to give the viewer just enough information to help the human eye "read" the image.

Also a working journalist, Hunter "reports" on her subjects, which range from casual still lifes of objects or food to more complex landscapes that often integrate architectural features with natural surroundings. In each of her paintings, she attempts to describe the subject through the use of color and shape with a limited number of brushstrokes. Her oil palette, which as remained unchanged in 25 years, is often described as 'fresh" and "clear" with the use of bright cadminums,ultramarines and cobalts.

A native of Eastern North Carolina, Hunter is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with an undergradute degree in studio art and from UNC-Greensboro with a M.F.A. in painting. Her paintings are in a number of private and public collections in the Southeast.