Meet Hunter Pope

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Hunter Pope, 20, from Imlay City, has experimented in several styles and mediums while honing his skills as an artist. Currently favoring charcoal and oil, he has been focusing on increasing his skills in the realm of realistic portraiture.  While he attends Ferris State University studying biology/pre-med, he intends to sustain his artistic endeavors and hopes to continue adding beauty to the world through his art.
Below, you will find a numbered titles of Hunter's artwork that correspond to the map available at the City offices, 150 North Main Street, and other downtown businesses.

Commissioned

Calmer #13

2016<BR>Hunter Pope<BR>Calmer

Alvin Norlin Pool
387 East Third Street

Though this was my first attempt at a seascape, I wanted to create a scenery painting that seemed tranquil and serene. A fairly calm ocean with the frequent crash of a wave lit only by moonlight seemed to be a relaxing thought to me.

Life on Lynn #12

2016<BR>Hunter Pope<BR>Life on Lynn

Police Station/ EMS Bay
395 East Third Street

For the first nine years of my life, I grew up on a cul-de-sac in Imlay City by the name of Lynn Court. Nowhere else in this world would I find more happy memories than this home to my childhood. Inspired by the style of my favorite artist, Pablo Picasso, I painted a scene comprised of all of my immediate family and my best friend.

Blue-Footed Boobies #9

2016<BR>Hunter Pope<BR>Blue-Footed Boobies

U. S. Post Office
310 East Third Street

Often when I’m looking for inspiration for a painting, I seek help from those close to me. For this painting, I asked my girlfriend, Katriel, what I should paint. She responded with this idea. Immediately I was inspired. I knew the exotic nature and vibrant blue feet of the bird would make for an eye-catching image.

A Little Bleu #7

2016<BR>Hunter Pope<BR>A Little Bleu

Ruth Hughes Library
211 North Almont Avenue

The idea of the image for this painting struck me out of nowhere when I was trying to come up with a subject to paint. With the help of my niece, Taea, as my model, I was able to capture a beautiful photo of her posing in front of a tree. The title comes from Taea’s middle name, “Bleu”.

Blueberries in the Yard #5

2016<BR>Hunter Pope<BR>Blueberries in the Yard

King, for Dad #4

2016<BR>Hunter Pope<BR>King, for Dad

Lil Bit of Everything
131 East Third Street

The inspiration for this piece is very simple. My dad is an avid fan of the King of Rock n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. I painted a pop-art style portrait of Elvis in honor of the amazing role-model my dad has been to me all throughout my life.

Guitar #1

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City Hall (inside)
150 N. Main Street

This was the first painting I created of the seven. Unsure of where to begin, I turned to another hobby of mine that brings me inspiration: music. I’ve been playing guitar since I was ten years old, and it only seemed appropriate that at least one of my paintings represent that part of my life.