Abraham Hunter - Art of the South - Fine Art

Mother's Love

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September 2015

There is something about a mother's love that is universal.
~ Abraham Hunter

Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)

Moonlit Camp

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September 2015

On a misty Fall evening deep in a hardwood forest, the moon begins to cast its gentle rays through the canopy of leaves and softly glistens of the water as it laps against the shore. The campers are probably out gathering more firewood to keep the fire going well into the night. There will be s'mores made from roasting marshmallows over the fire and guitar playing to warm the heart and stir the soul. I've tried to capture this moment in time for you to enjoy for ever. I hope Moonlit Camp blesses you with its message, and that you never take for granted all that Our Creator as so graciously given us..
~ Abraham Hunter

Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)

Never Forsaken

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September 2015

I went to visit my grandmother for her birthday for lunch and I wanted to give her something special from my heart. Early that morning, I took out an 18x24 canvas that I had hand stretched and just let my heart guide my hand until I finished a few hours later. It turned into a painting with a very special message.

My grandma has been through countless storms in her life. The loss of both of her parents to cancer at a young age and the loss of her brother in the Vietnam War. Not to mention the pain and hurt from often serious health problems and years of tensions in the family. She and her strength have been a great inspiration in my life. This painting was a gift from me to comfort her through long nights and lonely times that strong and caring people endure more than they'll ever admit. She and I want to share this painting and its message with all of you.

You will notice that your point of view is that of Peter. It makes this story come to life since you are the one walking to Jesus and not a third person's view. Jesus' hands are outstretched, gesturing for you to come to him. You can almost hear the Prince of Peace coaching you to keep coming. There are many waves and clouds to distract and frighten you, but he is the center focus of the painting. Your eyes are always drawn to him to help sustain your faith.

This painting has touched so many people who have seen it already, that I know in my heart that it's more than paint brushed on to a canvas. It brings several phrases to mind, "when you pass through the waters, I will be with you" ~ "I will never leave you nor forsake you" ~ "and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of time." No matter how hard life gets, no matter what storms come your way, and no matter how lonely you feel, I hope you can always look at this painting and remember that you are Never Forsaken.

-- Abraham Hunter

Editions: 18"x24" SN (195) and AP (25)

Remember When

Remember When Abraham Hunter

August 2015

The very first time I visited the Smoky Mountains, I saw an old mill that had been turned into a restaurant, complete with the water wheel still turning. That evening as the afternoon clouds broke, the vibrant colors of the sunset cast a beautiful golden light all across the countryside. The next day, I took photos and made preliminary sketches on site, while taking careful notice of all the tiny details such as how the Pigeon River looked as it flowed through the town, what kinds of plants grew in the national park, how the trees looked as they grew amid the big rocks in the mountains, how the lichens and moss collected on the boulders, and what critters had made this amazing land their home. Remember When is the result of all that research, and it captures the beauty I was overcome with when I first came to the mountains years ago. This rustic old mill is not the same mill I saw during that first visit to the Smoky Mountains, this one is located in West Virginia. The setting reminds me off the beauty of nature, but the mill reminds me of the settlers who tamed this wilderness and used this mill to grind corn and flour for food. I hope this Old Mill blesses you and perhaps brings back some memories for you. As you think of those early settlers, and the hardships they endured just to get simple pleasures, try to Remember When.

-- Abraham Hunter

Editions: 18"x24" SN (95)  and AP (15)

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