Larry Hunt - Biography

First became interested in art in grammar school as an illustrator for the event board in the class room.
Attended High School at Encina HS in Sacramento Ca. 1960-1964
Attended University of California Davis 1964
Attended American River College 1965-1966
Attended Sacramento State College 1964-1968
Attended California College of Arts and Crafts 1965
Attended San Francisco Art Institute 1966

Out of college and after a year spent studying in Canada Larry moved to Carson City, Nevada to own and operate the Garden Spot Nursery in Carson City, Nevada. Several years later operated a successful landscape design and installation contracting business in Carson City and Reno Nevada.

Larry did teach landscaping and ornamental horticulture at Western Nevada Community College and Nevada State Prison for several years while involved in the landscaping business. Larry authored a newspaper column called Gardening by the Seasons for the Nevada Appeal for many years while in Carson City.

Larry began a career in insurance in the mid 80’s following fifteen years in the construction industry as a contractor. He began his insurance career as an auditor for a private workers’ compensation auditing firm.

Within a few years he was asked to join a large law firm as their workers’ compensation specialist. Larry left the law firm after two years to accept a position with a national healthcare corporation to oversee their national self-insured programs.

In the late 90’s Larry established the workers’ compensation program for a large Reno, Nevada broker. After the merger of that broker with an even larger broker, Larry was invited to work with a well known Reno broker as their workers’ compensation program director.

In early 2006 Larry started his own independent insurance agency, with a strong emphasis on workers’ compensation insurance, dedicated to customer service.

In 2009 Larry began producing art again. After several successful art shows Larry sold the insurance agency and retired from the insurance industry to take on full time art production in late 2010.

Artists that provided direction to Larry were Jack Ogden, Larry Foster, Tom Brozovich, James Nutt, and Gary Pruner