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A native of Toronto, E. Jane Hunter grew up in Peterborough, Ontario where, as a child, she spent many hours drawing and painting miniature paintings. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, Jane has built a reputation as a very competent watercoulour painter. Graduating in 1974, she continues to live in Toronto where the street scenes of shops, buildings and urban landscapes dominate her artwork.
She looks for mysterious elements in subjects and the effects of light shining through darkness. This is found most often at twilight and sunset when colour and contrast enhance the dark silhouettes of builidings and trees. Over the years these times of the day have become what Jane is drawn to.
Elected as a member of the Ontario Society of Artists, in 1980, she was inducted into the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1995. She has received many honours and awards including being one of a small number of artists chosen by a CSPWC jury to present an original painting to The Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. In 2001, Jane and her family travelled to England where her work was presented to Prince Charles.
Jane Hunter's watercolour paintings are found in the collections of The Toronto Reference Library Archives, City of Toronto Archives, Art Gallery of Peterborough Permanent Collection, The Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, in London England and in many private collections world wide.