Sarah Hunter knew she wanted to be an artist by the age of 10 years old. She studied art through high school and completed her grade 12 at Woodstock International school in Mussoorie, Uttar Pradesh, India, where she received a special visual arts award.
She then went on to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Sarah Lawrence College in the Bronxville N. Y. just outside of New York City, where she studied Painting, Sculpture, Photography and Ceramics. Sarah returned to Toronto to do a post-graduate degree in Arts Education at the University of Toronto and continued her studies in visual arts at the Toronto School of Art.
Since graduating from U of T she has been a practising artist and arts educator for the last 20 years. In 2013 Sarah Hunter became President of the K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation which provides grants to cultural, environmental, and social service agencies and institutions in Ontario. She is now both Vice President and Arts administrator.
Sarah has always worked in an expressionistic style and combines images of animals, humans and the natural world in her work. She is currently exploring imagery drawn from sketches she makes while watching films. She then takes these images and re-imagines and reconstructs them through a collage process onto wooden Boards.
Sarah recently has also been involved in design work, creating t-shirts, tattoos, brochures and teaching collage workshops at the Gardiner Museum and Esther Myers Yoga Studio. Sarah Hunter lives in Toronto and divides her time between working in her studio and administrating the K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation.