About Summer Brook
~ A little bit about me and my art :) ~
I'm an 80's baby, originally from North Idaho, in the US. I moved to New Zealand with my family when I was 15, and fell 'head over heels' in love with this beautiful country and the Kiwis around me. I've lived in the top of the South for the past 25 years, and have called a handful of stunning, mainly rural, places 'home'. I now reside just outside of Renwick on a good friend's gorgeous vineyard with my beautiful family and am happier than ever!
I'm a self-taught artist and have tried my hand at MANY different art forms over the years! I enjoy so many of them, it's really hard to pinpoint my 'favourite'. I started Hunting4Art when my first son was a newborn baby and I began painting silhouette hunting scenes with watercolours for friends when he was napping. From there, interest in my art grew and, before I knew it, I had a little home based business as a 'hunting artist' out in the wop wops in the Marlborough Sounds where I lived selling my original paintings. I expanded my art and reach over the years and have played with watercolours, acrylics, oils, copper, steel, vinyl, glass, and general design. I now offer a wide range of unique products for sale on my website that I've created and having so many different avenues for my art keeps my brain busy and my days full :)
I absolutely adore what I do! I am so grateful that I get to work from home and spend lots of valuable time with my three amazing kiddos and lovely, supportive partner. I get to do what I love and design new things constantly and connect with kind, wonderful people each and every day who continuously make me smile! My customers feel like my 'extended family', and many have become great friends!
Thank you for YOUR support as well! Thank you for visiting my website and checking out what I do! I really appreciate it!!