Lynne Hutchins CV -
Address: 81 Bridgenorth Road, Legana. 7277
Facebook page: Lynne Hutchins Portraits
I have been painting and drawing for as long as I can remember, while raising a family of five children, but since they have almost all left the nest, I have definitely worked much harder at producing my artwork.
I mainly work in pastel pencils, black and white charcoal, or pen. I have also used watercolour, oil and acrylic (and occasionally still do). My work would have to be classed as realism as I love getting all the fine detail, no matter what the subject.
Since about 2009 I have concentrated on doing commissions, mainly dogs, but also horses, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and more recently, people. I love the challenge of commissions and haven't had any disappointed customers to date.
My subjects vary, but I am particularly drawn to animals, still life and people, and occasionally landscapes. I have work in private collections in most states of Australia, and in New Zealand and America. My work can be seen on my Facebook page mentioned under slideshow.
Over the years I have attended watercolour classes with Rosemary Mastnak, portrait classes with Audrey Wilson, general painting and drawing classes with Margaret Barnes, life drawing with David Marsden, pastel classes with Leonie Duff, commercial art with Richard Hill, as well as doing a three year Painting Certificate at TAFE in the early 1990's, which involved painting and life drawing. I've also attended a number of workshops. But I prefer to be home alone in my studio painting for hours and hours, - but time just passes by, way too fast!
I am a member of the Launceston Art Society and have been a committee member for many years. I love my job as Assistant Exhibition Coordinator, and also strive to always produce paintings for the constant LAS exhibitions.
I also exhibit in exhibitions such as NEACA (Scottsdale), TasArt (Burnie), Artex (Ulverstone), and Eskleigh's Tasmanian Art Award (Perth), and others, and I have had three joint exhibitions with my father, Jack James.
2002 Highly Commended - Australia Day Art Competition, Latrobe
2002 Highly Commended - Cradle Coast Art Exhibition, Ulverstone
2004 1st Prize - Greg Waddle Award - LAS (at Museum, Launceston)
2005 Judges Commendation - LAS (at Museum, Launceston)
2005 Best Portrait - Cradle Coast Art Exhibition, Ulverstone
2008 1st Prize - Mersey Art Award, Latrobe
2008 Highly Commended - Mersey Art Award, Latrobe
2009 $1000 Inaugural Acquisitive Award - LAS at Eskleigh
2009 Highly Commended - Glamorgan Spring Bay Council Award
2009 First Prize - Apex Art Exhibition, Latrobe
2010 Agriculture Prize - Meandering Exhibition, LAS at CCT
2011 Pastel Prize (Philcam) - LAS at Eskleigh
2013 People's Choice Award - Art of Norfolk Plains Exhibition, LAS at Eskleigh
2013 Agriculture Award - Meandering Exhibition, LAS at CCT
2014 Highly Commended (Drawing/Pen/Ink Award) - Artex, Ulverstone
2014 Highly Commended - Meandering (Working Together), LAS at CCT
2015 Runner up in Poochibald Prize, Rosny, Tas. ($150 voucher adArt Hobart)
2015 Highly Commended, (Drawing/Pen/Ink Award) - Artex Ulverstone
2016 2nd Prize - Apex Art Exhibition, Latrobe
I have had work chosen for Capital Chemist Calendars in 2006, 2009 and 2010.