Hunter Eddy was born 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 a 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 principal painting instructor and taught for 10 years in the advanced painting program at the academy. In Florence, he worked in his private studio, ‘ArtSpace’, a center for artists, which he co-founded. In 2009 he was featured as a finalist for a figure competition in 'International Artist' magazine, for a painting entitled, No Secrets. In 2010 he received an honorable mention at the Greenhouse Gallery Salon in Texas, for a portrait entitled Ken. Most recently Hunter has had an article entitled “ Holistic Harmonizing of all Elements” published in International Artist, Issue #86, Won 'Best of Show' for his painting 'Issues' in the March edition of the Ray Mar Art Painting Competition and won 'Best of Show' again for his painting 'Issues' in the Arts Alive juried show in Burlington, Vermont. He has participated in numerous group shows, and his works are in private collections in Europe and the United States. Hunter now works out of his private studio in Essex, Vermont beside his home where he resides with his wife Evelyn, and daughter Giulia.