The smithy



Michael John Hun

Embers of tradition: a masterful glimpse into the artisan soul of a bygone era captured by Michael John Hunt.  His brushstrokes immortalize an old, traditional forge in painstaking, unbelievable detail, illustrating the storied craftsmanship of a blacksmith, meticulously shaping red hot metal on the anvil.   Surrounded by an ensemble of tools, each element is a testament to the undying spirit and rich tapestry of ancestral techniques embodied in the smithy’s fiery dance of creation, innovation, and unwavering dedication, forever kindling the flames of heritage, nostalgia, and respect for time-honoured skills in the observers’ hearts and memories.


Acrylic on canvas

32″ x 48″