Mike Hunnicutt PhotoTell us a little about your background. Where did you grow up?


I grew up in a small town in Texas but moved to Illinois for my job and immediately knew this is where I would live and raise my family. My wife and I have 3 adult children.  I have lived in Woodridge since 1987.

 

What artist inspires you and why?


I have been greatly inspired by abstract art from the 1950’s and pop art from the 1960’s.  Lately I have been inspired by the most recent work of the German artist Gerhard Richter.


What is your favorite medium to work in?


I work exclusively in acrylic paint on canvas.


Where can people view or purchase your work?


My work and be seen and I can be contacted via my web site:  www.hunnicutt.rocks


How long have you been an artist or when did you start? Was there a single incident or moment when you realized this was your passion and if so, tell us about it?


I have appreciated and enjoyed visual arts my entire life but after retiring from a business career, I was able to devote my time and efforts to creating my own art.  I turned to the College of DuPage for painting classes under the instruction of art Professor Jennifer Hereth.  I discovered my latent artistic talent and began creating my own style.


JulyArtist1I do not use brushes like a typical painter. Instead, I use an unconventional array of scraping tools to smear paints across the canvas. I sometimes generate a 3-D effect by first painting a background layer of neon colors and then blend more layers and colors in the foreground. This technique creates depth and movement designed to invoke thoughts and emotions.


I design my pieces to be thought provoking or even perplexing to the viewer. I paint to create a sense of non-reality and I hope that anyone looking at my pieces will see the visual poetry within.


Do you have a Facebook, Twitter or website that features your work? If so, please list all.


I have a website, www.hunnicutt.rocks and can be found on Facebook.

01112017AM3429RTState Senator Tom Cullerton has dedicated his life to public service.

Before being elected to the Illinois Senate, Cullerton was the Village President of Villa Park where he championed sound fiscal policies, streamlined government and protected working families.

During his time in office, Villa Park experienced job creation, balanced its budgets and fully funded its pension system. He draws on his own experiences to improve the lives of people in his district and those throughout Illinois

In addition to government services, Cullerton served as an infantryman in the US Army from 1990 to 1993. His military experience earned him a spot on the Task Force on Veterans’ Suicide where he heard from veterans, health care professionals and community groups aiming to identify causes of and remedies to the increase of suicides among returning Illinois veterans.

Cullerton took charge when the governor failed to remedy the Legionnaires’ disease crisis at the Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy. He passed a series of commonsense reforms that will protect and serve veterans for generations to come throughout the state.

As state senator, Cullerton has made DuPage County a leader in government consolidation and efficiency, saving vital taxpayer dollars in the process. He passed bipartisan legislation to allow other counties across the state to adopt these cost-saving measures that originated in DuPage County.

Cullerton continues to work with the Better Government Association, recently passing a series of measures to end bloated severance deals for public executives and employees on the taxpayer dime. He also passed legislation to eliminate severance packages for employees that have been fired for misconduct and limit government-paid severance packages to an amount no greater than 20 weeks of compensation.

To bring transparency to the governor’s yearly budget proposal, Cullerton advanced House Bill 5814, which requires the governor’s office to record late interest payments as a separate line item for its appropriations to state agencies. This paints a more accurate picture of the budget and slows the depletion of funding needed to run those agencies.

Cullerton believes that Illinois needs to make sure every governor, regardless of political party, does not attempt to hide behind phony numbers.

Despite consolidation efforts, Cullerton believes government works best when it is a true representation of the people. He has continued to provide excellent service to DuPage County residents by hosting multiple senior fairs, property tax relief workshops, fraud seminars and town halls throughout his Senate district.

He is also involved in many civic organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, Citizen Police Academy and the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce. He also volunteers with the Villa Park Boy Scout troop.

Cullerton serves as Chairman of Veteran Affairs and as Vice Chairperson on State Government, Agriculture, Higher Education, Subcommittee on Public Higher Education Administrative Costs, Tuition and Fees, Labor and Telecommunications & Info Technology.

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