My 2016 Highlights


A year in the life of Scottish Artist, Jane Hunter. 

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

  • Jonathan Crowe kindly features my work in his popular blog about maps: The Map Room
  • On a perfect Monday afternoon, Sam & I visit Craignish Point in Argyll and enjoy the tranquility of this remote peninsula.

Ruin at Craignish Point, Adfern Peninsula, Argyll, Scotland's West Coast

Room with a sea view, Argyll Coast, Scotland

Ancient Dalradian Cliffs, Ardfern, Argyll, Scotland looking over the sea to Jura

Jane Hunter Artist and Partner Sam Kilday

MARCH

  • In an attempt to gear up for next months visit to Skye, we spend a day on one of the Southern Highland's finest wee hills: Ben A'an, Trossachs.

Jane Hunter Mountain Artist on summit of Ben A'an in the Trossachs, looking over Loch Katrine

  • On another spectacular Spring day we head around Loch Lomond and Arrochar visiting the gorgeous Mansefield Studios and get another few miles under our boots.

The Cobbler, Ben Arthur - Snow capped mountain in Scotland

Wandering through the mountain pines, Loch Lomond

North West Ridge of Ben Lomond in the Snow on a perfect Spring day in Scotland

  • Studio night out at the Country 2 Country Music Festival at the Hydro in Glasgow. Our own Ricky Ross introduces Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert.

Ashley Monroe at C2C Festival Glasgow 2016

Jane & Sam Studio night out in Glasgow

APRIL

  • Flying visit to Assynt, to install my exhibition at The Rock Stop, North West Highlands Geopark.

Jane Hunter Geology Art Exhibition North West Highlands Geopark

Loch Glencoul Thrust Fault from Rock Stop

Sail Garbh, Quinag, Assynt

Abandoned hut, Drumbeg, North West Highlands, Scotland

  • Our new, local tennis facility was officially opened by Judy Murray, we gave her a wee gift.

Judy Murray with her art by Jane Hunter

  • Our family holiday, for the second year running, in a beautiful cottage on the Isle of Skye.

 Jane Hunter Artist with her daughters on Skye

Starry Night over Blaven Mountain on the Isle of Skye

Jane Hunter Climbing Bla Bheinn Mountain on the Isle of Skye

Cobalt blue views over Raasay from the summit of Blaven on the Isle of Skye

Crazy cliff-top sheep grazing precariously on the Isle of Skye

Blue Misty mountain of Blà Bheinn [Blaven] Isle of Skye

Pastel Sunset Sky behind Blà Bheinn [Blaven] Isle of Skye, Scotland

MAY

  • Released my second collection of Mini-Originals.

JUNE

  • A hot, sweaty, midge-infested hike up Beinn Narnain, Arrochar.
  • An immediate response to the EU Referendum vote: 'Haud Oan'
  • New Zealand Map Commission

New Zealand Map Art Commission

JULY

Geological Map Art Commission, Isle of Raasay, Scotland

Osprey Hide at Loch of the Lowes, Dunkeld, Scotland

AUGUST

Art Commission, Textile Map of Glen Tanar, Scotland by Jane Hunter

  • Feature in Scottish Field Magazine.

Artist Feature in Scottish Field Magazine - Jane Hunter

 SEPTEMBER

  • Wedding gift art commission: Orcas Island

Orcas Island Map Art in Harris Tweed by Jane Hunter - Scottish Artist

Scottish National Newspaper Front Cover Design Competition by Artist Jane Hunter

OCTOBER

  • Launch of my new website.

Jane Hunter Scottish Artist Website and Online Store

  • Reflecting on the EU Referendum vote and subsequent, frightening xenophobia, I made this.

Anti-Xenophobic Scotland Art. Textile Map made from a rainbow of Scottish wool by Jane Hunter

Family Holiday on the Isle of Arran, Glen Sannox, blog by Jane Hunter Scottish Artist.

NOVEMBER

Jane Hunter Artist's Studio & Gallery, West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland

Double Rainbow appears in the spectacular landscape of the North West Highlands of Scotland. Assynt.

Scottish Textile Art Commission, Map of Loch Feochan, Argyll, Scotland

Embroidered Textile Map by Artist Jane Hunter

  • I launched a wee campaign to combat the Black Friday Sales and encourage people to consider shopping with their local artist and makers.

Scottish Artist, Jane Hunter, launches a campaign to support other artists, designers and makers. #MakeaMakerSmile

DECEMBER

  • Launch of River Cities, Studio Collection. Hand-crafted pieces from my studio which sit at a price point between prints and originals...

Dundee, River City Map Art, Hand-crafted in Scotland in the Jane Hunter Studio...and a few new original pieces.

Embroidered contour map of West Kilbride, Ayrshire, by artist Jane Hunter

An Teallach, contour map, free-hand embroidered by Scottish artist, Jane Hunter

Phew! Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout the past year.

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Jane


2 comments


  • Brenda Cupryna

    thanks for sharing these lovely places, many of which I have kayaked to, or around or cycled across in recent years. Lovely. I enjoy seeing your art work. My family refer to me as Mrs Map for my large collection. I have used these for quilts in the past.


  • Jayne @ The watermill

    I always love reading your blogs – amazing artwork, amazing photos and a great wisdom. Keep the creativity flowing – we all appreciate your output! X


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