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.

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01112017AM3429RTState Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) is a husband, father, veteran and public servant. 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 in the Army from 1990 to 1993 as an infantryman. Using his military experience, he served on the Task Force on Veterans’ Suicide to hear from veterans, health care professionals and community groups to investigate the causes to and prevention of suicides among returning Illinois veterans.

As state senator, Cullerton has propelled DuPage County as a leader in government consolidation to promote government efficiency and save tax payer dollars.

Cullerton takes the initiative to introduce common sense legislation to promote good government, transparency and bipartisan resolutions.

This year, he is working on legislation to consolidate local and state government, streamline services, fight misuse of taxpayer dollars and promote voter participation in school board elections.           

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 coaches several of his sons’ sports teams and volunteers with their Boy Scout troop.

Cullerton serves as Chairman of Veteran Affairs and as Vice Chairperson on State Government, Agriculture, Higher Education, Labor and Telecommunications & InfoTechnology.

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