Hunter Eddy was born in 1967 and grew up in Rutland, Vermont. He decided to pursue a career in art after years of drawing in his childhood. Hunter began his studies at the Art Institute of Boston and graduated with the ‘Excellence in Illustration’ award in 1990. After graduation he spent time in Italy studying landscape painting and drawing with the Boston Visual School under the direction of painters John Lanza and George Gabin. He then made his decision to undertake full time study at The Florence Academy of Art where he studied the techniques of traditional painting and drawing from the Renaissance. In 1998 he became a principle painting instructor, and taught for many years in the advanced painting program at the academy. In 2009 he was featured as a finalist for the figure competition in International Artist magazine, for a painting entitled, “No Secrets”. He also received an honorable mention at the Greenhouse Gallery Salon in Texas, for a portrait entitled ‘Ken’. Recent Awards include Best in Show from Raymar Art Competition and First Place Award from Arts Alive Competition in Burlington, Vermont, for a portrait entitled ‘Issues.’ He is also featured in the August/September 2012 issue of International Artist Magazine. He has participated in numerous group shows, and his works are in private collections in various countries including Italy and the United States.