Meet Josh, the GEO Artist in Residence
What if you found a talent in which you can excel, but then realize your reality is different from others? And then you succeed and find new and creative ways to become more successful? This is one of those stories of how Scouting has helped Josh Hunt to Decide his Destiny.
According to Josh he always felt normal, but his mom realized at a young age he wasn’t identifying colors. Josh pushed through his color blindness and with resilience came passion. He found a natural talent for art and became the handicraft director at Bear Paw Scout Camp for Bay City Council based in Milwaukee, WI. This led him to a career as a high school art teacher.
Josh started painting portraits to give back to Scouting at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. Here at the 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference he continues his cheerful service while painting a scene including the 2018 National Vice Chief Michael Kipp while serving as the Goodman Edson Observatory Artist in Residence.
His unique process combines technology with his painting talent. It starts with a photo where Josh subdivides to determine saturation, hue, and color. He then blends paints with great skill to match degrees of color required by each portrait and paints the canvas. Josh has a digital preciseness to this technique.
To see Josh’s artwork and to follow his progress this week, visit the GEO located at the Willkie Center Building.