Cornwall Art by Raymond Hunt
Raymond Hunt is an award-winning model maker and painter, well known in the Cornish arts world. He now lives at Freathy, above the cliffs at Whitsand Bay. From his window he can see seven miles of beach and hundreds of miles of sea and waves. Raymond's oil paintings ,watercolours and prints of Cornwall are a favourite with visiting tourists, villagers, and anyone who shares Raymond's love of Cornish art. Now his stunning Cornish prints are available to buy online.
Hunt the Artist
Raymond has been making paintings and prints of Cornwall for over 20 years, and his oils, acrylics and watercolours of Cornish seascapes and landscapes are popular with both local residents and visitors to the Whitsand Bay area. At each end of Whitsand Bay there are fabulous places to look at. To the east there is Rame Head with St Michael's Chapel. To the west there are the villages of Crafthole, Portwrinkle and Polperro as well as East and West Looe. These have inspired some of Raymond's celebrated Cornwall seascapes around Freathy and other sea coast paintings.
Things to see and do in Cornwall
Round the corner from Rame Head there is the magnificent Mount Edgcumbe House built by the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe, set in the 865-acre Mount Edgcumbe Park, with the villages of Kingsand, Cawsand and Millbrook dotted around the coast. These beautiful Cornish landscapes are enough to tempt any artist to paint, he says, and so he has committed these and a whole variety of other local scenes to canvas and into print as limited editions.
Raymond has had numerous commissions including local country hotels Wringford Down and Friary Manor. He has also painted some of the most attractive pubs in Cornwall such as the Edgcumbe Arms, Cremyll, the Rising Sun at Kingsand, St John's Inn and the Ring O'Bells at Antony. Raymond Hunt's Cornish pub paintings now adorn many of the pubs themselves! He has also been asked several times by bridal couples to paint an old Napoleonic building on Rame Head called Polhawn Fort, which is one of the most popular Cornwall wedding venues.
Five miles away in Torpoint is the Royal Navy's training establishment HMS Raleigh. A few years ago the Commodore's wife asked Ray to paint the Passing in Parade for her husband. Unknown to the Commodore's wife, Ray had painted a mouse on the canvas and refused to hand the painting over until the Commodore found it.
Buy Cornish art online
You can also enjoy the pleasure of owning one of Raymond's unique fine art paintings of Cornwall. If you've spent an unforgettable holiday in Cornwall, why not buy a print of a spectacular Cornish landscape or seascape? You can see all the prints on the Gallery page, and if you click on a print you like, you will find a page containing further information and background to the original painting. Prints are available in different sizes - from full-size prints for your wall, to miniature versions for your wedding invitations or greeting cards. Contact Raymond through this web site to order your prints. Limited edition signed prints are also available. Raymond also accepts commissions, if you are interested in owning an original painting of your house, pub or venue.
Models and woodcarving
Raymond Hunt is also a master modelmaker and woodcarver, and you can see some photographs of his acclaimed model ships and other projects in the Models gallery. His model of the Confederate flagship CSS Alabama was sold at auction in London for £11,000
In 2010 the Earl of St.Germans purchased the model of HMS Diana, a 38 gun frigate from 1794 ,which can now be seen on display at Port Eliot , his magnificent stately home
In 2012 Sir Richard Carew Pole purchased the model of a topsail schooner which Raymond named Lady Kristin after his wife . This model will be handed over at Antony House , near Torpoint , where the Lady Kristin will be on show to the public. Raymond is donating £1000.- of the purchase price to ABF, The Soldiers' Charity
Raymond's latest carved and painted model is of the Royal Ceremonial Barge of Queen Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt (left). This model won a silver medal and was awarded the Maze Challenge Cup at the 2011 Model Engineer Exhibition , where the Lady Kristin was also allowed to raise funds for ABF
Photographs of Raymond's beautiful work with wood are available in the Woodcarving gallery.