From the Kingdom of Fife.
Apart from painting, caravanning
is our other interest. When the weather
is fair there is nothing to beat exploring the country-side
and painting what
We met and married in Germany,
where Peter was serving with H.M. Forces.
In 1983 we left army life to settle in Scotland and the
second period of our
life together began. It turned out to be
a bit of a penance, we bought and ran a small retail business. That
was 17 years without a holiday, big mistake, food for the soul.
We are now coming to the end of
our third "period" re-adjusting.
This is going to be catching up on things we have had to pass
on previously, like the holidays bit and also the painting.
Our house was full of oil paintings most un-finished.
Pressure of work, needing the space or just too tired and
the mood goes.
Health issues mean we now
look for less physically demanding pursuits.
This is it.
In 2007 we decided to take our hobby online and have never
looked back. Thanks to a growing band of friends online with Scottish interests our Paintings
of Scotland are now being
enjoyed all over the world.
we have aged a bit since then.
us 1976 Efteling Holland
me at age 16
" Scottish Artist " wifey
Hi there: My name is Rosie Hunter and as
might have read I was born in Germany.
I studied art at the Muenster Uni, in fact it
was on assignment at Muenster Zoo that I
first met Peter, although we didn't know it
Peter was trying out his new
at the zoo and on the other side
the enclosure there was me and my
class sitting painting the tigers.
We had a laugh years later when we
discovered that photograph. I fell in love
with Scotland during our first holiday
together we have been to many countries
but Scotland is my home.
Scottish Artist me
Howdy: My name is Peter Hunter and
born in Kirkcaldy. At the age of 15 I
to join the
army where I served for
15 years. Spending 12 of them mainly in
Germany and including
a year in Canada.
An aircraft engineer to trade I have always had a healthy interest in drawing and painting as a means of communication, relaxation or even expressing feelings.
With qualifications in engineering and technical drawings my comfort zone is probably in realism which is both an advantage and a drawback depending on what I am trying to portray. I am trying to develop a more relaxed and romantic style.
As I am maturing I am becoming more interested in history and genealogy
as one does, isn't the internet magic. I have traced my ancestors back to the potato famines and the
highland clearances which sort of brings history alive.
I am privileged to be able to visit these places and try to soak up the history as
portrayed by what remains, each with their own stories to tell or secrets to hide.
I am extra-privileged as a Scottish Artist living in Scotland being able to not only show our art work world-wide but also have people throughout the world who enjoy looking at our Scottish paintings.
if you see us on our travels
give us a toot
Finally got around to opening a facebook page but like the other hundred projects I am trying to juggle it is a bit of a compromise time wise. I have started uploading some Scottish pictures.