AT HOME WITH ARTIST AMY HUNTER
We sat down with Amy Hunter and were introduced to her calm and relaxing world at home, by the beach in Avoca. A beautiful young woman who is inspiring in her creativeness, connection with nature, and a calm approach to her business and role as a mother. We got to know Amy and all about her business, Amy Hunter Studio.
Hi beautiful Amy, thank you for chatting with us today.
Firstly, we would love to know more about you, and what inspired you to start your own business?
My interest in art started at quite a young age, with a background in interior design, it was during my studies not long after school when I really decided to pursue my love for art and creating pieces to complete a space.
Being a self-taught artist, who or what have you drawn inspiration from in developing your own natural ability and forming your artistic presence?
Inspiration for me always comes from simplicity, human connection, and nature. I believe creativity can be guided and influenced but a true creative has it from within. The way of creating linear designs is a form of meditation and exercise to slow down my mind and practice focus. I love the process of free-flowing art and nothing forced. My artworks don’t always turn out how I imagine but I often surprise myself. The meaning behind most of my pieces is simple beauty and staying connected to one another.
We would love to know more about the creative process of your continuous flowing line sequence and the meaning behind your beautiful work.
The way of creating linear designs is a form of meditation and exercise to slow down my mind and practice focus. I love the process of free-flowing art and nothing forced. My artworks don’t always turn out how I imagine but I often surprise myself. The meaning behind most of my pieces is simple beauty and staying connected to one another.
At Cloth & Co. we pride ourselves on providing our artisans with employment to empower these women to be financially independent and provide for their families. As you are a successful businesswoman and young mother to a beautiful boy Otis, how important is having your own means of work and financial stability to you? How do you manage a work-life balance as a mother?
I feel incredibly thankful that l can be a working mother. For me, it is important that when I’m with Otis, I am really present. I try to completely switch off from everything, which means no phone calls and no emails unless he’s asleep. I often work at night, and that way l have more time to focus during the day on spending quality time with him. It is incredibly important for me to maintain a certain balance; It can often feel like walking a tightrope, but my family always comes first – and that’s how it will always be for me.
We are committed to producing thoughtfully designed, affordable collections that have a positive impact, both social and environmental. It is our mission to do what we do with a sense of purpose. We would love to know your views on sustainability as an artist and as a mother. Do you believe your views on sustainability have changed since becoming a mother?
Motherhood is a selfless, challenging, and incredibly rewarding act. It has changed my world in ways l never knew imaginable. I guess it is one of those things that are too difficult to put into words – I always prioritise my son’s future, which leads me to practice living a more conscious, sustainable life.