Angela Hunter was born in 1951 in Galashiels, and is now married with two grown up daughters and living in Innerleithen. Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 1999 with a B.A.(Hons.) in Sculpture she has been able to continue sculpting; working on both commissions and gallery work.
Her preferred medium is bronze, making small works in wax and larger pieces in plaster or clay for casting in either bronze or bronze resin. She is essentially a figurative artist, sculpting both human figures and animal studies. Her degree show 'Plaster Sheep' have featured in several exhibitions and magazine articles.
In 2004 she was commissioned to make a full size Damascus goat and two kids for the owners of Dunderave Castle on Loch Fyne.
Her penguin series 'Penguinicity' and 'Penguinicity II' have been an ongoing success and are very popular wherever they are exhibited. A special series of penguins were commissioned by Dundee City Council and comprises of five bronze ones walking along a wall at the City Churches in the city centre. Other commissions for Dundee are a monkey on an information sign interfering with the lettering on the header board to read "In Ma Fair Toon" and a red squirrel hiding in a tree guard.
In 2004/5 She was commissioned to sculpt a trophy for Melrose Rugby Club to be awarded to the club members 'Player of the Year' in memory of the late Stuart Henderson, who was a long standing secretary to the club.
She completed a large commission for the Turnbull Clan Association in 2009, making a monument to commemorate the event whereby the first 'Turnbull' William de Rule saved King Robert The Bruce from being gored by a wounded bull.
In 2011 she was commissioned by East Lothian Council to make a series of animal sculptures for a wildlife trail round the new Lochend Campus of Dunbar Upper Primary School
Also in 2011 was commissioned by Riverside Inverclyde to create a sculpture which captured the heyday of Gourock as a holiday destination and embarkation point for the Clyde Steamers. For this she created the "Girl on a Suitcase" which depicts a young girl, full of anticipation in readiness to depart on an adventure down the Clyde, "Doon the Watter" sitting on the suitcase with bucket and spade in hand.
Her work is shown in Thompson's Galleries in both Marylebone and Aldeburgh, Cyril Gerber Fine Art and Compass Gallery in Glasgow, Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington and several smaller galleries. She shows regularly in annual exhibitions with Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Glasgow Institute and Paisley Art Institute.