Derek Hunt : Architectural Glass



“I am very fond of a style of painting developed in America called Abstract Expressionism. I have been greatly influenced by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and the British artist Patrick Heron.

These artists and others like them helped to pioneer a way of thinking about art, and indeed a way of looking at the world which had previously not been considered. They began to combine elements together that had previously been held apart. This freedom of thinking would manifest itself in paintings which combined high art with popular culture, the classical with the contemporary, the old with the new, and it helped to shape many aspects of modern culture, (film, theatre, literature) which we all enjoy today. The influence of modern art on contemporary thinking and contemporary culture has been considerable. I want to bring the influence of modern art to stained glass.


As a consequence, when I develop a design for a new commission I look for ways of creating visual solutions which are contemporary rather than traditional. Great care is taken to ensure my designs are sympathetic to the environment into which they are placed.”

Derek Hunt has been a practicing stained glass artist for over 24 years. He set up Limelight Studios in 1985 and his commissioned designs can be found in churches, schools, theatres, libraries, shopping centres and private residences in Britain and abroad. He is a Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters and an accredited conservationist and regularly works with English Heritage, the Council for the Care of Churches and the Churches Conservation Trust.


He lectures regularly and publishes articles in a variety of magazines. In addition to designing stained glass windows, Derek makes contemporary abstract paintings and exhibits in solo and group shows


You can find more information about his work at

Tel 07795 262342

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