Ed Hunter was born in Glasgow and studied drawing and painting part time at Glasgow School of Art under Charlie Boyle. He then went on to study life drawing with Bob Brown at Strathclyde University. In 1993 Ed took the decision to make painting his career and since then has exhibited in galleries in the U.K., U.S.A, Germany, France and Russia. He has shown work in the Royal Glasgow Institute, The Royal Scottish Academy, Paisley Art institute, Art in the Square Glasgow, the Edinburgh Art Fair, The Macmillan at Kelvingrove, Scottish Week at the Neptune Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Platform 100 Exhibition, I.N.G Bank London.
Having drawn and painted most of my life I took the decision in 1993 to make painting my career. My perception of what constitutes art has changes significantly over the ensuing period. As with most artists I try to ensure I have a sound composition and know the colours and tones I want to use, but the most important element to me is respect for my subject and the desire to capture something of the atmosphere which drew me to it to begin with.