Ricky Hunt lives and paints in Los Angeles. Much of his work is influenced by Egyptian hieroglyphics, graffiti and his tumultuous past that led to a paradigm shift in creativity and life in general. A brief period of drug addiction in the 1980's led to a term of incarceration. This in turn led to the discovery of his artistic talent and personal transformation through the love of art. Hunt began to teach himself to draw in 1995. Nine months later Tiger Woods' father, Earl, commissioned a pastel portrait which he described as "The best portrait of Tiger ever painted". His success started with his first sold out exhibition in Los Angeles in 2016 which led to an international collector base and exhibitions worldwide.