October 10th, 2023

Find a copy of “The Spirited Homes of Hunt Slonem” available at your local bookstore

The renowned and eclectic artist Hunt Slonem’s artistic style is a mesmerizing tapestry of vibrant colors, captivating patterns, and a deep fascination with the natural world. His paintings are a celebration of life and energy, often featuring bold depictions of bunnies, birds, butterflies, and other whimsical creatures through dynamic and expressive brushstrokes, capturing the essence of his subjects with a sense of movement and vitality. He employs rich and diverse palettes, infusing his work with a kaleidoscope of hues that radiate warmth and joy. This visual symphony creates a unique and immersive experience for viewers, inviting them into a world where the boundaries between reality and imagination blur.

Slonem’s signature style not only showcases his technical prowess but also reflects his passion for life, nature, and the boundless possibilities of artistic expression. Here at Gallery MAR, we are immeasurably proud to represent his work.

Hunt Slonem, “Ocelots and Blue Pearls,” oil, 60″ x 70″

Hunt Slonem has not only made a name for himself in the world of art, however, but also in the realm of interior design and historic preservation. Slonem’s homes, particularly the numerous historic plantation homes he owns, serve as a canvas for his distinctive and opulent decorating style.

We were thrilled to receive a copy of his latest book “The Spirited Homes of Hunt Slonem,” filled with captivating images of his palatial home interiors and fascinating descriptions of the details within. Here we wanted to share with you a few pages of this mesmerizing book and the stunning homes its depicts to showcase the immense talent and range of our Gallery MAR artist. Please enjoy this sneak peak inside the worlds and homes of Hunt Slonem. We know you, too, are sure to lose yourself inside the pages of this book available now at your local bookstore.

Hunt Slonem’s newly acquired Searles Castle in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

One of the most intriguing aspects of Hunt Slonem’s homes is his affinity for historic plantation properties. These stately homes, often dating back centuries, have captured Slonem’s imagination and become a central part of his life’s work. The artist has a deep appreciation for the grandeur and history that these homes embody, and he has taken it upon himself to restore and preserve them for future generations. His dedication to these architectural gems showcases his commitment to honoring the past while infusing them with his own artistic vision.

Hunt Slonem’s Belle Terre estate in South Kortright, New York

In terms of decoration, Hunt Slonem’s homes are a testament to his unique and vibrant style. Stepping into one of his plantation homes is like entering a world of vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and a fusion of artistic influences. Slonem is known for his love of collecting and his homes serve as repositories for his vast and diverse collections. Antique furniture, ornate mirrors, chandeliers, and an array of art pieces from various periods and cultures come together to create a visually stimulating and harmonious atmosphere.

Hunt Slonem’s Madewood Mansion in Napoleonville, Louisiana

One of the artist’s signature decorating elements is his fascination with birds and butterflies. These motifs appear throughout his homes, adorning walls, fabrics, and even furniture. Slonem’s own paintings of these creatures, with their bold and energetic brushstrokes, often take center stage in the decor, adding a personal touch to the overall design. The avian and winged wildlife themes not only reflect his artistic style but also create a sense of continuity and unity across his various homes.

Hunt Slonem’s Watres Armory in Scranton, Pennsylvania

The use of color is another striking feature of Hunt Slonem’s interior design. His homes are awash with rich, vivid hues that exude warmth and a sense of playfulness. Bold blues, vibrant yellows, and lush greens are expertly combined to create an environment that is at once luxurious and inviting. This fearless approach to color is a reflection of Slonem’s artistic philosophy and is a defining characteristic of his homes.

Hunt Slonem’s Cordts Mansion in Kingston, New York

In addition to his love of historic architecture and his distinctive decorating style, Hunt Slonem’s homes are also a testament to his commitment to the arts and creativity. These properties often serve as gathering places for fellow artists, friends, and collectors, fostering a sense of community and inspiration. Slonem’s homes are not merely showcases for his art and collections; they are living, breathing spaces that encapsulate his passion for artistic expression and his desire to share that passion with others.

Hunt Slonem’s works at Gallery MAR from this summer’s exhibition, “Fortune and Personality

In this way, Hunt Slonem’s historic plantation homes are more than just dwellings – they are living works of art that reflect the artist’s unique vision and his dedication to preserving history and creativity. Through his distinctive decorating style, his love for vibrant colors, and his passion for birds, butterflies, bunnies and beautiful things, Slonem has created enchanting and captivating spaces that serve as a true reflection of his artistic essence. These homes stand as a testament to his unwavering commitment to art, beauty, and the preservation of the past, inviting us to step into a world where history and creativity converge in harmonious splendor.

Written by Veronica Vale