Elizabeth HUNTER

Elizabeth HUNTER RWA

Elizabeth Hunter first moved to Cornwall in the late 1950s and was elected to both the Penwith and Newlyn Societies of Art, with whom she exhibited widely, and throughout the West Country. From 1964-66 she inhabited the residential flat at NAG when she assisted her then partner as one of the temporary curators of the Gallery prior to Alister Mac McLeod. For many years thereafter she returned to live in Bristol (1984-2001) where she was a lecturer in Life Drawing and Painting at the Bristol School of Art & Design. She decided to move back to Cornwall in 2003, and lives in Penzance.

Born in Bristol, she studied at the West of England Academy under Paul FEILER, Robert Hurdle and George Sweet. She continued her studies at the Slade, where she was the winner of the major drawing prize and was taught by William Coldstream and Lucian Freud. She also studied at University College London.

Her striking watercolours are large in scale, and incorporate evocative, magical landscapes, part filled with double portraits, saints, myths and lovers. Her work has been shown over a three year period at exhibitions at Trereife House, and this proves a perfect venue for unusual and haunting work.  Other local venues included Badcock's Gallery and Rainyday Gallery (prior to their recent closure) and most recently Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance.



works and access

 Ancestral Woman (oil, 42" x 36"), Hypatia Trust Art Collection (2012)


2010: Trereife Gallery, Trereife House: Solo, Recent Works

2011: Cornwall Contemporary, joint solos with Simon Stooks, 22 Apr - 16 May

2012: The Art Room, Topsham, Devon 3 June - 1 July, Exhibition of figurative paintings, with Hilary Cartmel



misc further info



Exhibition Catalogue, Elizabeth Hunter and Simon Stooks (2011)


WCAA files