Don Hunt (1940 – 2011) has been creating western, wildlife, and figurative sculptures over two decades. He is a member of the National Sculpture Society.
"My sculpture is an extension of my life, my interests and beliefs." With a family who owned extensive ranching interests in Texas, Don's knowledge of the true 'cowboy way' was personal and authentic. He was a professional bull rider for over nine years. His experiences are evident in the authentic energy of his sculpture.
"I know the agony and the ecstasy. My roots run deep. My heart skips a beat when I hear the sounds of an auctioneer. I lived it everyday for over 40 years."
As a young boy, Don began drawing and sketching to satisfy his creative spirit. While studying as an apprentice with Randy Steffen, Don cast his first bronze. This was a turning point in his life. "I have to participate. In three-dimensional structure, I live the story. I experience the meaning. I strive to capture motion and the moment in bronze. Whatever form or content, my focus is to allow the viewer the experience of seeing the coil of energy and power that continue living within the sculpture.
"The Hunts relocated to Colorado in 1999 so that Don could be closer to the Loveland, Colorado bronze foundries and the area's large art community. Don has completed commissions for life-size and monumental sculptures for public and private spaces as well as prominent civic leaders and sports figures.
Don Hunt bronzes are in numerous U.S. and International collections.