Author Archives: George Hutton Hunter Contemporary Artist

About George Hutton Hunter Contemporary Artist

Contemporary artist (paintings, drawings,sculpture, music, writer) living in Newcastle upon Tyne. I’m a self taught artist born in Ryton, but now live and works in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. I’ve taken part in joint exhibitions in Paris, New York, London, Hong Kong and Newcastle. My view of any kind of art is that it should leave an impression, whether it is good or bad is up to the individual. I think my style of painting and drawing is about colours and shapes and how they interact. I mainly paint acrylics or with spray paint, occasionally oils, inks, watercolours, mixed media plus glass paint on sheet glass. I also draw using oil and chalk pastels plus watercolour pencils. I use a variety of objects to paint such as blocks of wood, strips of paper, my fingers and of course, brushes. I also produce small sculptural artworks, write prose and short stories, plus create electronic music on Sound Cloud under the name 'diTempli'. I am also an amateur musician playing mainly the Charango, Ukulele and Guitar. My artwork can be found on a number of websites around the world but can also be purchased also from myself at www.ghunterartist.co.uk.

A Curate’s Egg Performance

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I remember during the mid 1960s listening to Simon and Garfunkel hits on the radio so, last night I went to see the tribute act ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ at Whitey Bay playhouse. A large screen was used to project newsreels and montages from the 60s and 70s; the two man decades of their work, which I found interesting and enjoyed, except for a section where unknown people were talking about things that didn’t seem to relate to the story. The performers also add their own narrative to the story in between a variety of songs in chronological order. The timing of their harmonies was excellent though I thought ‘Garfunkel’s’ voice has too much of a nasal quality at the high notes. The music ranged from mainly acoustic in the first half to electric in the second and was well accomplished. I enjoyed hearing the performance of the big hits such as ‘Sounds of Silence’, ‘I am a Rock’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Homeward Bound’ etc.. and these brought back the memory of why I wasn’t always impressed by their music, as I thought that their albums didn’t contain enough quality songs. Some of these they performed. Their encore was ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ which although a great song and I appreciate it is difficult to sing, was performed terribly by ‘Garfunkel’; too many flat notes for me! Overall, I think The Simon and Garfunkel Story is really a show for die- hard fans of the music.Simon and Garfunkel story

Titter I not.

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As a fan of the ‘Carry on’ films I thought I’d go a see this comedy at the Whitley Bay Playhouse.
The previous reviews seemed to indicate to me that it might be along similar lines.
The story line is concerned with three elderly female married cleaners and a middle- aged single male vindictive supervisor who lives at home with his mother. Due to their company’s efficiency drive the cleaners are required to re-apply for their jobs, but they supervisor wants them to be made redundant. He verbally abuses them constantly as a way of driving them out. Yes, we’ve all encountered or worked for people like that during our own working lives, and I’m so….. glad I’m retired, so I don’t have to tolerate them anymore. The ladies have other ideas, such as running a sex chat line. I thought the premise of the play was a good fun idea and could be entertaining to watch. The audience was composed of 90% women between approximately the ages of 30 and 70 years. Once the play started, it became more like a Hen’s night out with screeching, shrieking from the audience responding to poor jokes and innuendos which were so far sign-posted they lost their punch. At times, some of the audience were in hysterics at the stage antics and dialogue, but from me, not even a titter! At times, I was so bored I started to feel sleepy and couldn’t wait until the end (well, I did have to see if it improved during the ‘whole’ performance). It didn’t for me, but for ladies who enjoy a good Hen night, this is for you.
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The Tortoise Shell Rock Valley

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Acrylic on painting on acrylic paper depicting a green valley between high snow capped peaks housing rocks which the local people regard as sacred to due their Tortoise Shell colouration.