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  • Bonnie

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    November 2015

    Early this spring, my brother and his wife stumbled upon two baby orphaned raccoons. I quickly volunteered to assume the role of daddy (and mother) so as to take good care of them. They were barely two weeks old and kept me up every two hours to feed them from a bottle and cuddle them. My sister gave them their names; these masked bandits deserved, Bonnie and Clyde. They were the sweetest pets I've ever had, and kept me company for weeks in my studio. They're now living happily with other raccoons on a wildlife refuge and even though I'm sure they don't remember me, I will always remember the precious moments I spent with them. I took painstaking time on their portraits, and I tried to capture their individual personalities. Clyde had bigger, floppy ears and always had a cute bewildered look on his face while he followed his big sister around. Bonnie was extremely curious, very vocal, and was a big mischief maker to say the least. These paintings of them hold a very special place in my heart, and I'm so glad you've given me the chance to share these paintings of my kids with you.
    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)

  • Bonnie and Clyde

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    November 2015

    Early this spring, my brother and his wife stumbled upon two baby orphaned raccoons. I quickly volunteered to assume the role of daddy (and mother) so as to take good care of them. They were barely two weeks old and kept me up every two hours to feed them from a bottle and cuddle them. My sister gave them their names; these masked bandits deserved, Bonnie and Clyde. They were the sweetest pets I've ever had, and kept me company for weeks in my studio. They're now living happily with other raccoons on a wildlife refuge and even though I'm sure they don't remember me, I will always remember the precious moments I spent with them. I took painstaking time on their portraits, and I tried to capture their individual personalities. Clyde had bigger, floppy ears and always had a cute bewildered look on his face while he followed his big sister around. Bonnie was extremely curious, very vocal, and was a big mischief maker to say the least. These paintings of them hold a very special place in my heart, and I'm so glad you've given me the chance to share these paintings of my kids with you.

    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Editions: 12"x16" AP (15), 18"x24" SN (95) and AP (15)

  • Clyde

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    November 2015

    Early this spring, my brother and his wife stumbled upon two baby orphaned raccoons. I quickly volunteered to assume the role of daddy (and mother) so as to take good care of them. They were barely two weeks old and kept me up every two hours to feed them from a bottle and cuddle them. My sister gave them their names; these masked bandits deserved, Bonnie and Clyde. They were the sweetest pets I've ever had, and kept me company for weeks in my studio. They're now living happily with other raccoons on a wildlife refuge and even though I'm sure they don't remember me, I will always remember the precious moments I spent with them. I took painstaking time on their portraits, and I tried to capture their individual personalities. Clyde had bigger, floppy ears and always had a cute bewildered look on his face while he followed his big sister around. Bonnie was extremely curious, very vocal, and was a big mischief maker to say the least. These paintings of them hold a very special place in my heart, and I'm so glad you've given me the chance to share these paintings of my kids with you.
    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)

  • Come Unto Me

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    March 2016

    We are all aware of how painful, lonely, confusing, and restless life on earth can be. Often times when I'm alone with my thoughts, I find my heart seeking peace, rest, and renewing. I know I'm not alone in this feeling. When Jesus walked on earth, he saw right through our masks we put on each day that say "I'm fine". In this painting, we see Jesus as the loving shepherd. He has called the lambs out of the dark brush and briars and into the Son's light. As they draw closer, he reaches out to hold them. I hope when you view this painting, you can hear Jesus say to you "come unto me, you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

    The large tree to the right is one of the trees in the real Garden of Gethsemane, and the shadow of Jesus and a limb from the tree cast a shadow of the cross on the ground. They remind us of the pain and agony that the Lamb Of God endured, so that we don't have to. Each time you see this painting, remember to always live your life like the little lamb that has jumped into the strong loving arms of Jesus. It is my sincere hope that this painting blesses you, and brings peace and rest to your heart

    -- Abraham Hunter

    Editions: 18"x24" SN (195) and AP (15)

  • Deer Crossing | Abraham Hunter

    Deer Crossing by Abraham Hunter

     

    Years ago I visited Cades Cove, Tennessee for the first time. I arrived very early before sunrise and was shocked at all of the wildlife that seemed to be fearless of my presence. I began snapping photos of a very large whitetail buck beside the road. He was so majestic in the dense fog. Right then, years ago, I gained the inspiration for this painting. I’m so excited that I now get to share it with you! The moon is rising on a crisp early October night during the peak of the whitetails mating season. A farmer slowly drives down a gravel road after the days work. The only sound is the classic oldies country station crackling over the radio as the gravel rumbles beneath the old trucks tires. He slows to stop, as this proud buck gracefully races across the road in front of the glow of his headlights. This is the same majestic buck I saw all those years ago. I saved him in my memory for when I could immortalize on canvas the feeling he gave me of being so close to one of God’s creatures. Everyone who has taken this gravel road in Cades Cove can pick out exactly where it is. I hope you feel as though you are driving down that road in that old truck every time you look at “Deer Crossing.”

    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Exclusive Event Release

    12x16 AP (25) 

  • Exploring | Abraham Hunter

    Exploring by Abraham Hunter

    I love little black bears. This little guy reminds me of a puppy as he explored his spring home! Like so many other bear paintings I’ve done, I used my friend Denise Hilley’s bear photography as reference for this piece!

    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Exclusive Release

    12×16 A/P (25): $845 Framed or $695 Canvas

  • Holiday Greetings

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    October 2015

    Holiday Greetings will become the third in the Feathered Friends Series. This series will showcase a different pair of song birds in each release. Each image will feature both the male and the female of the species. Tidings of Comfort and Joy has been wildly successful and is already approaching a sell out. Gold Finch Meadow too has been very successful so we are expecting a quick sell out of Holiday Greetings. See sizes and prices below.
    - Abraham Hunter

    Editions: 12"x16" SN (95) and AP (25), 16"x20" SN (95) and AP (15)

     

  • Humility by Abraham Hunter

    Humility by Abraham Hunter

    This painting is a quite a bit unique in my body of work. I saw an old black and white image of a zoo lion looking up at a light and was inspired by the lion’s powerful pose as well as the feeling of submissiveness and innocence in his eyes. I saw a great deal of symbolism that I just had to rush and paint.

    The Bible refers to Christ symbolically as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. It represents His power, majesty, and everlasting kingdom reign. Just imagine how the omnipotent King Of Kings and Lion of Judah endured the greatest anguish ever recorded in history in the Garden of Gethsemane. In complete humility and knowing that he was about to die a horrible death for the sins of all mankind, He did not do His own will, but instead did the will of His Father in Heaven. Imagine how hard it was to obey… but yet he did it and triumphed!

    In this painting, a beautiful, bold, kingly lion looks to heaven at the light in submission to the next command he receives from his master. The background is reminiscent of Gethsemane. We are all striving to be more like Christ. We enjoy the strength and promise and power that we have in Him, but are we always humble like Jesus was? Do we do exactly what he commands? Even when everything in us wants to run away?

    18×24 SN (195) $750 Framed and $550 Unframed
    18×24 AP (25) $1195 Framed and $995 Unframed

  • Joys of Summer by Abraham Hunter

    I’ve been working on this one for awhile and I’m really excited to finally see how you all like it!! It has a Ruby-throat, Anna’s, Calliope, and Black-chinned hummingbird, and then I added one lovely lady hummingbird! I went to Kroger and bought a bunch of different flowers to combine for reference. I really tried to capture the buzzing, high energy of these dazzling birds and the life and color of summer! I hope you all like it!

    ~ Abraham Hunter

    This image is the second in the Joys of the Seasons Series. Tidings of Comfort and Joy was the first in the series and was near "sold out" status before the second in the series was released. Enjoy these beautiful songbirds in all four seasons when you collect the entire series.

    Joys of Summer by Abraham Hunter

    12x16 SN 195
    12x16 AP  25
    16x20 SN 95
    16x20 AP 15

  • Light of Hope by Abraham Hunter

    I don’t think I’ve ever poured more of myself in to a challenging painting quite like this newest painting! It is a 36″x24″ oil painting titled “Light of Hope”. It is the east coast sequel to a piece I did two years ago called Light of Faith, and you all have no idea how excited I am to share it! I worked on it for weeks and weeks, and hundreds of hours!
    When I started this piece, I wanted to paint a striking and bold painting that would inspire hope and life in the heart of everyone that saw it. The light of the Son rises bringing warmth and hope for the new day. Glimpses of comforting angels adorn the dazzling sky. The Spirit is like the lighthouse. It warns us of rocks, gives light during the storm, and guides us. We are invited to draw near and rest beside the beach, smell the aroma of the garden flowers, and find shelter in the beach house. By keeping the light shining brightly at our home, we are a light to others in the stormy seas of life. The sailors aboard the distant vessel have endured a long night on the high seas. As the sun breaks, they see the land and sail on in renewed hope of finding their way home. I kind of see myself as the sea gull on the gate to the left.. I am constantly observing, pondering, and quietly soaking in my surroundings, and as I see each day unfold, I strive to capture each tiny little drama I witness on canvas in my efforts to connect with each of you. But, I think all of us deep inside feel like we are the ship at sea. Life is full of waves and storms. Sometimes even the feeling of being home is nowhere inside of us, and the heaven’s light doesn’t shine when we want it. I just want this painting to inspire you to keep going. “I know the plans I have for you” says the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope, and a future”. I hope you share this painting with all of your friends to spread the glad tidings of hope and future with everyone you know!
    Thank you for giving me the chance to share this painting with you!

    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Light of Hope by Abraham Hunter

    18×27 S/N (195): $750Framed or $550 Canvas
    18×27 A/P (25): $1195 Framed or $995 Canvas
    24×36 S/N (195): $1150 Framed or $830 Canvas
    24×36 A/P (25): $1695 Framed or $1375 Canvas

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Rockets Red Glare by Abraham Hunter

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    August 2016

    During the war of 1812, Francis Scott Key witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry, a US Fort guarding Baltimore. The enemy warships relentlessly pummeled the base with rockets and artillery all through the night. In the morning, the constant fire still could not bring down the flag or discourage the defenders to surrender. Francis was so inspired by the sight that he wrote a poem titled the “Star Spangled Banner.” That poem was set to music and became the national anthem of the United States, the Land of Liberty.

    All of my life, I’ve known Americans to be at war with terror and at war with each other. We are so tempted to lose our love for this country when we see corruption in politics, such division over what party we vote for, and murder and hate over the tint of each other’s skin. We lose sight of the fact that so many have fought, wept, prayed, and died to keep this country free. It troubles me that we dishonor them everyday with our hate. We forget history, and we repeat it. I was inspired to paint this 12×16, and I’m so glad to be able to share it with you. Just as the flag in the center of the painting flies high despite the efforts to bring it down, let us be a beacon of light and hope to each other. May God bless and help us heal America.

    –Abraham Hunter

    Exclusive Release
    18×24 S/N (95): $750 Framed or $550 Canvas
    18×24 A/P (15): $1195 Framed or $995 Canvas

  • Sedona Majesty by Abraham Hunter

    Sedona Majesty by Abraham Hunter

     

    Exclusive Edition Event Piece available for all dealers on December 4th.

    The last time I was hiking in the red rocks area of Arizona, I found myself kind of lost and far from the trail. As I crested a dry, dusty ridge, I came across a little trickling river beneath the imposing Cathedral Rock. This painting is what I envisioned while looking at the sun striking the towering rock formation. In the Bible, God promises, “I will make rivers flow on barren heights and springs in the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water and parched ground into springs.”

    In this painting, a fierce desert storm flashes its frightening power and darkness, but the rock seems like a mighty fortress against the rain and lightning as it glows in the light of heaven above. Even though the passing storm was furious, it provided the necessary rain to make a glistening river in the parched valley. These wild mustang horses have endured the storm and are now bravely emerging to drink in the healing waters. I hope the symbolism in this painting of the hope and refreshment that comes after the storms of life speaks to you and blesses your home.

    12×16 AP (25) $845 Framed or $695 Unframed

  • Sweet Dreams

     

    February 2016

    These baby foxes have been playing all day, and finally exhausted, are ready for a nap. For Mama it couldn't have come too soon. She is probably all tuckered out too from trying to keep up with them the whole day... but she still has to go out and find food for the family. A mama's work is never done, as they say. I'm sure that she will find a little time to herself now that the little ones are both having Sweet Dreams.
    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)

  • Tender Moments

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    April 2016

    On this beautiful spring morning, a momma black bear is taking loving care of her cubs. She has just lulled one of them to sleep and now the other child needs her attention. Being a mother has to be the hardest job there is. But regardless, you can see the patience, love, and strength in her eyes. She’ll help them grow, teach them, protect them, love them, and be their role model. In these Tender Moments of their childhood she gives them memories and love to last a lifetime.

    During the many hours of painting this piece, I drew inspiration from my memories of my mother while growing up. I was one of five kids, and no doubt we caused her a lot of stress by how crazy we could be at times. Love is patient, love is kind, and that’s what we got from mom. This painting is dedicated to her and to all mothers who rarely get the credit they deserve..

    ~ Abraham Hunter

     

    Editions: 12"x16" AP (25), 18"x24" SN (95) and AP (15)

  • Tranquility

    Tranquility by Abraham Hunter

    May 2016

    This little whitetail deer fawn is taking a rest in a quiet summer meadow. His mother has left him alone to nap, and he is peacefully awaiting her return. This fawn reminds me of the scripture in Isaiah , "You will keep him in perfect peace, those whos mind is steadfast, because they trust in you." Our heavenly father will come back for us very soon. Despite all of the craziness in the world today, we have the promise of perfect peace inside. I hope each time you see this fawn, he reminds you to be still, and soak up the peace that surpasses all understanding.

    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)

  • Waiting by Abraham Hunter

    Waiting by Abraham HunterExclusive Edition Event Piece available for all dealers on December 10th.

    It can be difficult to incorporate people into artwork, but it is a challenge I have been interested in attempting. I had this idea come to me the other day. I wanted to express loneliness and trying to discover yourself and a sense of how small we are when you look over a vast ocean or survey the night sky. As I was almost ready to complete the painting, I backed off of the somber tone I was feeling when I heard the song “The Waiting” by Tom Petty. It inspired me to add the sailboat on the horizon so that it now looks like she is waiting for her ship to come in. I think we all can relate at some point in our lives with this mood and these emotions.

    12×16 AP (25) $845 Framed or $695 Unframed