Who Let The Dogs Out? I DID! And so did a whole bunch of other great artist works that you can view online beginning August 14th! Following their hugely successful Cat Show last summer, Aird Gallery’s latest exhibit, Dog Days…

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We’re in this together.

For many of us in self-isolation, the experience can sometimes feel overwhelming simply because there are so many things we should be doing.  But this pandemic has reminded me that whatever I’m doing right at this very moment is enough. I am enough, and…

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Life Is A Cabaret & Breakfast at Tiffany’s

A few years ago Georgia Wilder and her girlfriend Tamara Ortas came to my studio and picked out two pieces that they both loved but settled on “Life Is A Cabaret”. Fast-forward to Valentine’s Day this year when Georgia surprised…

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DRAWING 2020

Work by Sarah Hunter on display until February 28, 2020. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday 1 to 5 pm. About the ExhibitionFor this exhibition, a drawing is defined as an art form used to either to create a finished…

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ANIMAL TOTEMS

Using relaxation, meditation, poetry, movement and collage, we’ll discover an animal that’s meaningful, helpful and inspiring. We look forward to exploring your animal totem with you. Come with an open mind and a creative spirit! Sarah Hunter is a visual…

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TEACHING

Sarah Hunter offers private classes in her studio working with adults and teens from age of 12 years old up into adulthood. The focus is on increasing creativity, exploring how to use a variety of materials and mentorship. Sarah has…

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Some Of The Women I Love!

I am so honoured to have been supported by a number of amazing women over the years. Women that not only believed in me, but they also bought artwork from me. Thank you to all of the woman mentors who…

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Japanese & Wolf Woman go to New York!

Avril Benoit who currently works for Medecins sans Frontiers in Geneva recently got a new job in New York City. She came to my studio and purchased Wolf Woman and Japanese Woman from me before her interview in New York.…

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Hummingbird: On auction at Springsong!

Hummingbird is an ink work on paper that I created in 2012 and will be sold for auction at the 18th Annual Springsong! This prestigious event is a celebration of books and birds and is a fundraiser for The Heritage…

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Mentoring Our Youth: Tess McKenzie

No stranger to mentorship, Sarah Hunter has dedicated her talents to helping kids find a place for themselves in the arts. Having worked with many youth vying for spots at the prestigious Etobicoke School of the Arts, Sarah has also…

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Thoughts On The Turtle

“Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause.” –Bruce Feiler Ever wondered why turtlart is turtlart? Sarah Hunter chose the symbol of the turtle for her art practice and art business when she first started her career…

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Ode To My Mother: The Mothers Comb

The Mothers Comb is a triptych I did after my mother’s death two years ago. I think this series is a way of processing the relationship I did have with my mother, which really improved in the last few years…

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Shakespeare & My Dad

Working on these three pieces inspired by Shakespeare helped me to appreciate all the theatre my dad exposed me to as a child. We were often taken to shows at Stratford and my dad put on several Shakespeare plays at…

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Diane Kingstone: Four Dog Night & Midnight Ramble

Diane Kingstone is a Kindergarten teacher who met Sarah in 1982, where they spent two years at The Institute of Child Studies in Toronto, getting their teaching qualifications. How did you come to see Sarah’s artwork?  We quickly became friends,…

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On Display at Faema Cafe

Two pieces by Sarah Hunter are now on display through December 2018 at Faema Cafe, 672 Dupont St #102. Coffee and art, what could be better?  

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Elaine Smookler, These Boots

“I had just moved back to what felt like a very grey Toronto. I had been invited to read a piece I had written for an event in a Gallery on Queen Street.  I remember walking in and seeing Sarah’s…

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Janet Forbes: Bees

It’s a small piece and I often look at it and smile. -Janet Forbes, Carpenter & Trades Person Janet saw Sarah’s work for the first time at a Christmas craft sale at her yoga studio and was attracted to the…

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Jenny Knox: Whimsical Forest Creatures

I have 4 pieces of art by Sarah. I love them all – each of the creatures seem to have a personality of their own. It’s as tho they come to life as she paints them. -Jenny Knox Having known…

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Sally Rappeport

Sally Rappeport is one of Sarah Hunter’s earliest patrons having acquired several pieces including [insert piece title]. As an acupuncture and herbalist,  Sally currently lives in Brooklyn but the two met during university where she first saw her works hanging in Sarah’s…

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Parris Sander on Hannah Gluckstein

“I love the quiet dignity that she imbued her with, her face is proud, butch and feminine all at the same time.  I just love all of it.” -Parris Sander Parris Sander is a legal administrator for a large corporation downtown Toronto who…

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Brad Wigor finds inspiration in Benjamin Britten

After being invited to one of Sarah’s shows, writer, film and television director and producer Brad Wigor’s favourite purchased a portrait of his modern composer, Benjamin Britten.  And according to Brad, his favourite part of the painting is “Britten’s sanguine look”.  Thank you Brad!

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Maria Calandra: Tennessee Williams

“The portrait represents our shared love of classic films and theatre. It represents queer history in the arts and it impacts on mainstream culture.” -Maria Calandra A dear friend of Sarah ‘TurtlArt’ Hunter, Maria Calandra met Sarah through their mutual love for…

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Akasha Art Projects: Power Women

Sonja Scharf and Kelly Kyle are the creative directors at Akasha Art Projects. They had known Sarah Hunter through the art community but got to know her when she came to them for framing. But it was her participation in their annual Artival…

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Mother’s Comb series

While I was working on the Mother’s Comb series of paintings in my artwork, I found that I started to uncover issues that had always been present in our relationship. I think her disapproval of me being gay and not…

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FEATURED ARTIST: SARAH HUNTER

“You get to define what success means for you don’t let society or the art market decide that for you.” In Sarah’s off hours she is a dedicated full-time artist whose work is as beautiful as it is provocative. In…

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Face and Figure

Saturday January 13th from 1 to 3 pm stop by the Face And Figure art show reception at Ben Navaee Gallery in Hamilton. Artists include Sarah Hunter (in attendance), Alfred DeCurtis, Diane Fine, Mirka Hattula and Mena Nunes. Drop by,…

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The Gift For Someone You LOVE, Like Yourself!

Hosted by Akasha Art Projects, #ARTival is the third annual holiday art salon featuring the work of over 20 artists including Sarah Hunter! Stop by and support local artists all while crossing off that shopping list! Saturday November 18- Saturday…

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Beggar

“We are all beggars, each in [their] own way” –Mark Twain “Beggar” by Sarah Hunter, Ink on Paper, 9×13 inches, 2009

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Sarah Hunter at Mistletoe Magic, PREVIEW OPEN NOW!

28th Annual Mistletoe Magic Preview: November 23 to 30, 2017 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Silent Art Auction: November 30, 6 to 9 p.m. Please join us November 30th for the 28th Annual Mistletoe Magic Gala!  The John B. Aird Gallery (also known…

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Moth

by Sarah Hunter 10-x7 inches, watercolour on paper, 2009 “Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing.” –Christopher FryRead

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#ARTival Holiday Art Salon

Hosted by Akasha Art Projects, #ARTival is the third annual holiday art salon featuring the work of over 20 artists including Sarah Hunter! Support local artists while crossing off that shopping list! #ARTival Akasha Art Projects 511 Church St. Saturday…

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Circles 11

by Sarah Hunter Oil stick and dyes on paper 11X17” (2005) “Circles create soothing space, where even reticent people can realize that their voice is welcome.” -Margaret J. Wheatley

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DREAMSCAPES: Window Display on Church Street

Come by the window display anytime this month to see recent paintings by Sarah Hunter in a pop-up exhibition titled Dreamscapes. Located at 558 Church Street on the West side at Wellesley. On display from September through October 2017.

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