Angela Hunter was born in 1951 in Galashiels, and is now married with two grown up daughters and living in Innerleithen. Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 1999 with a B.A.(Hons.) in Sculpture she has been able to continue sculpting; working on both commissions and gallery work.
Hunter's preferred medium is bronze, making small works in wax and larger pieces in plaster or clay for casting in either bronze or bronze resin. She is essentially a figurative artist, sculpting both human figure and animal studies. Her degree show `Plaster Sheep` have featured in several exhibitions and magazine articles. In 2004 she was commissioned to make a full size Damascus goat and two kids for the owners of Dunderave Castle on Loch Fyne.
Commissions & Collections
Angela Hunter has recently completed a large commission for the Turnbull Clan Association making a monument to commemorate the event whereby the first `Turnbull` William de Rule saved King Robert The Bruce from being gored by a wounded bull. Her work is also held by the collections of: Prof. & Mrs. S. Joffe, Dunderave; Lord & Lady Heseltine; Worshipful Company of Ironmongers; Noel Gallagher
Her work is shown in Thompson`s Galleries in both Marylebone and Aldeburgh, Cyril Gerber Fine Art and Compass Gallery in Glasgow, Queens Gallery Dundee and several smaller galleries. She shows regularly in annual exhibitions with Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Glasgow Institute and Paisley Art Institute.
Awards & Distinctions
1997: British Art Medal Society Student Art Medal Project, Simmons Gallery, London.
1998: Sense Scotland - `Helen Keller Award`
2006: Visual Arts Scotland - Awarded `PF Charitable Trust Award` and `Charles Henshaw & Sons` Award
2007: Paisley Art Institute - `Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Eaton Award`