Hunt Slonem born 1951 in Kittery, York County ME is a renowned American painter, sculptor, and printmaker. He is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings of rabbits, flowers, butterflies, and tropical birds. His pieces depicting colorful tropical birds are based from his personal collection in which he has been keeping from 30 to over 100 live birds of various species in his home. His life style is anything but ordinary, his passion for these rare birds is just the start. He has been collecting antiques for years now, having a personal connection with the past. He certainly doesn't stop his collecting there, he has hundreds of old Top Hats, and even buys and restores historical homes filling them with his precious antiques and displays of his contemporary large scale colorful paintings.
His lavishly colored canvases are populated with rows of birds rendered with thick brushstrokes. Influenced by Andy Warhol's repetitive style, he finds a meditative state journeying farther than just this influence, he finds a sense of prayer with in this repetition. His bunnies are quite popular fetching wonderful hues of deep cobalts, pristine periwinkles, ocher yellows, or even Caribbean turquoise; these colors have us gazing from the instant, and he has truly mastered the art of color. This has certainly jump started him into a world of textile design. Today he has an array of wall paper, pillow cushions, fabrics and more in stock for interior design, grazing unique homes with his iconic trends.
Slonem's works are included in many important museum collections all over the world; he is exhibiting regularly at both public and private venues, and he has received numerous honors and awards. He attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, in 1972, before moving to Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, where he graduated with a BA in 1973.