Robert Hunt has been a professional sculptor for over thirty years. His passion lies in figurative work and in particular human portraits. While much of his work is 'in the round' he has developed a special expertise in bas relief and has undertaken a number of commissions for the Royal Mint. It was his design for the new 'Britannia' that was chosen by the Mint in 2013 for its fine gold and silver collection, and his portrait of Her Majesty the Queen was one of the final three chosen for the Mint's new national coinage in 2015. In 2004, 2013 and 2015 he received the Olin-Stones Award for best relief sculpture at the Society of Portrait Sculptors' annual exhibition in London.
His public work includes a bust of Professor Jacob Bronowski commissioned for Jesus College, Cambridge in 2011 and his statue of 'St Francis and the Hoopoe' was bought by The University of Winchester in 2014. In 2015 he was commissioned to create a commemorative relief portrait of the English nurse, Edith Cavell, for the University of East Anglia to mark the 100th anniversary of her execution by the Germans in Brussels.