Darcy Hunter - Quilt Artist
Darcy Hunter is a quilt artist residing in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
She creates original art landscape wall hangings with fabric and stitch, using her sewing machine as her paint brush. Her representational fibre art works are inspired by her love of the natural world and evoke the colour, movement, and sense of place of her surroundings.
She shows her dedication to the environment by upcycling some of the textiles she uses, to create a more meaningful process.
Darcy is currently working with Barker’s Point Elementary School through an Arts Smarts Grant called “Connecting to the Environment and Place through Art”.
She has recently completed two New Brunswick-based grants: The first was a Creation Grant through ArtsNB which is titled “Beautiful New Brunswick”, where she captured the natural beauty of her home province in a series of large art quilts. In conjunction with this grant, she also worked with elementary students at Nashwaak Valley School through an Arts Smarts grant, to teach her passion and collaborate with the students to create a large textile piece for the school community.
She is a juried member of Craft NB, and a Regional Co-Rep of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). SAQA is a dynamic community of over 3700 fibre artists worldwide.
Her successful art practice propelled her to participate in artist residencies with the City of Fredericton in 2020/21, and to exhibit at Gallery 78, Charlotte Street Art Centre, and the University of New Brunswick Art Centre. In addition to having her work in many Maritime shows and shops, her work can be found in many private collections all over North America.
Darcy is a part-time elementary school teacher. She loves teaching and has shown her commitment to the art community through online classes, speaking engagements, and her publication of numerous articles in Art Quilting Studio Magazine and other prestigious magazines. Darcy continues to learn new techniques and expand her creative process so that she can continue to grow as an artist.