Anni Hunt Anni was born and educated in the North of England and specialised in the field of medical imaging from 1969. She moved to Canada in 1981 and now lives in Vancouver BC. Her lifelong passion for textiles and stitch found her exploring quilting in the early 90's which quickly led to her formalising her skills at the Gail Harker Creative Studies Centre on Whidbey Island in Washington State; Completing her City & Guilds Certificate in Art and Design and City & Guilds Machine Embroidery levels I and II and III This formal training in Stitch has developed Anni's style of embroidered images, mainly of nature. Taking her inspiration from her West Coast surroundings and her medical and science background. Her City $ Guilds certification body of work was focused on "Fossils and Feathers" for her 2007 exhibition in Oak Harbor, Washington USA for the completion of the level III embroidery studies. Following with a solo Exhibition in October and November at FibreEssence Gallery in Vancouver, Canada. Her recent body of work is focused on 3-Dimentional works for her show in May 2009 at Crafthouse Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver, Canada; entitled; “Containment” Which showcased vessels for caching secret objects and treasured life finds! In 2010 Anni had a showing at the Ferry Building in West Vancouver Canada entitled "Mixed Messages" and will be showing again in 2012 in a show entitled "Progressions" Affiliations; CCBC; Craft Council of British Columbia VGFA ; Vancouver Guild of Fibre Art SAQA; Studio Art Quilters Assoc. NSNA; North Shore Needle Arts. SDA Surface Design Assoc. Cutting Edge Quilters (Associate member)
I have been working on several series for the past couple of years and have seen my work progress through the use of more than one medium in a piece. In many ways this has broadened my outlook and led me to new paths and different views. In the ‘Fossil Series’ I have combined textiles and encaustics which has offered me a whole new variety of textures and subtle form. To get the maximum benefit from this medium I use both the wax and the acrylic resin forms of encaustics. On the other hand, in the ‘Moon Shadow Series’ I have chosen a totally different approach. Here, I have combined needle felting and acrylics. The results are very different, but no less pleasing. It is exciting to be able to express myself in these two very different, mixed media approaches to art.