About the Author
Maureen Hunter (b.1947, Worcestershire, England) received her training in the mid-sixties at the Gloucester Art School and exhibited in numerous galleries in the West of England. A younger contemporary of the local English Ruralist movement, she cites its aesthetic of painting as her major formative influence.
Aspects of her work have continued in this vein since her relocation to California in 1982, but a departure from the Ruralist style was inevitable in her new environment, reflected in bold oil/acrylic portraiture in a series of paintings especially created for exhibition at San Francisco's infamous Big Heart City.
Maureen has pursued a varied graphics career, including numerous album and book covers. She also works extensively in block printing. Her most notable works in that medium include the cover for Anne Waldman's current collected works Kill or Cure (Penguin Poets), as well as the cover for her husband Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter's collected lyric book A Box of Rain.
Her most extensive use of the block print medium consists of the two dozen illustrations for Mr. Hunter's translations of Rilke's Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus published by Hulogosi Press in 1993.
Though she is primarily an oil painter, the piece entitled "Niobe" is an example of Maureen's current interest in the use of the computer in the development of image.