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Zel Hunt | Folk Stone Art Gallery

Zel Hunt

I am an abstract artist in Dover, Kent. My practice is characterised by the
creation of multiple layers through the application of acrylic paint on canvas or
wooden panels. The paintings evolve through a process that involve sanding
back or scraping through to earlier markings to partially reveal what was once
there, resonating with the subject of landscape as it changes through time.
I recently retired from a 30 year career as an Art Therapist and Lead Clinician
in both the NHS and Independent Sector. During this time having an art
practice remained an integral part of my life alongside inspiring creativity in
others as a form of expression to enhance mental health & wellbeing. I chose
to retire early to make a full-time commitment to creating and exhibiting my
own art.
My work depicts my experience of living by the sea, inspired by the real and
imagined structures of times present and past. In my paintings there are
aspects of asemic writing; splintered letters and words. Enigmatic symbols
which have been worn away by time or washed by the sea.