Hunter Parker is a CT award-winning professional artist known for her precise and intricate portraits. Hunter been recognized after receiving the Connecticut Association of Schools Outstanding Arts Award in 2015 in her senior year of high-school.
As a Dorothy Goodwin Scholar at the University of Hartford, Hunter has collaborated with Professor Marisa Williamson to create Monuments to Escape: Archive of Black Female Pain which combines her interest of history, art, and medicine. The project addresses the history of medical exploitation and the black female trailblazers that revolutionized Connecticut communities and medicine. Interviews with fellow black female medical professionals and artists address the stigmas against black women in medicine while highlighting the importance of art as a healing and self-care mechanism.
After her project, Hunter has attended 2 Juried Art Shows (CT and NJ) at Inside Small Art Exhibits. Hunter has received an Honorable Mention Award for her presented artwork Self-Portrait which was sold at the opening session. Since then, Hunter has continued to be involved in art projects and shows.
As a result of her passions, she has created Hunter’s Tiny Art on Etsy where Hunter provides small, colorful medical and science-based stickers, prints, wallpapers, coloring pages, paintings, and more.
Hunter created the shop to uplift those interested, pursuing, and actively involved medicine and science. This shop includes a variety of medical or scientific digital and physical art items, with an addition of portrait-based commissions.
Hunter uses a variety of mediums ranging from graphite, watercolor, pastels, and acrylic paints as it adds diversity to the artistic process and joy in creation.
Hunter’s inspiration stems from her daily life and her love for the complexity of the human body. She genuinely enjoys drawing other people to help remind them of the beauty in their image.