James Hunter is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado. After graduation, he started his art career as a graphic designer and illustrator at the University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He retired from the lab after 27 years and began his painting career in the Texas Hill Country.
BA Humanities with emphasis on Fine Art/English Literature and a minor in Physical Education at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.
Graduate studies in graphics, biological illustrations and environmental design were taken at the University of Denver, Arizona State University and University of California Extension.
Career experience included graphic design, art director and senior supervisor.