Hi I'm Jess,
Artist, animal lover, wearer of all things boho and floral, emotional oversharer, mum to Brielle and Christian, and wife of Julian. Together with our little menagerie of pets we live in a cute little half renovated fixer-upper in the Shoalhaven, on the beautiful South Coast of NSW.
If you’ve made it to this page you’ve stumbled upon my art (yay!) and want to find out a little bit more about the face behind the canvas. I’ll try to keep this short…
The last 12 months have been quite the happy rollercoaster. After many years as a stay at home mum, looking after my babies and doing lots of DIY renovating - I finally listened to the call to pull out the brushes and began putting paint to canvas once again.
I have always lived a creative life, my mum was an artist and taught folk art from home when I was young. I was bundled along to craft markets most weekends and I loved the buzz of watching her create in her studio and show/ sell her wares at markets. I was fascinated by art and began lessons at the age of 8. I was always drawn to flowers, colour and nature – I am still obsessed to this day.
I spent my early 20’s as a professional makeup artist, selling paintings at markets as a hobby and even completed one year of a bachelor of Visual arts degree (decided that I much preferred painting for fun than for critique!). Travelled across the country, managed a few art stores and then had my babies -my finest creations to date.
What started as a reconnection to my creative roots, painting in my spare time as a means to reduce anxiety and a bit of “me time”–sharing my art on social media has resulted in an amazing journey of what is now ‘Jess Hutchison Art’.
For me, creating is therapy. My happy place is in my home studio, sun shining through the old french doors, acoustic tunes playing, my dog Jasper at my feet - laying down all the colours of the rainbow on a big ol' canvas.
I am passionate about my art practice, it is food for my soul and when I create I do so with my whole heart. My paintings are an immersive experience with hours and hours of intricate layers, lines, details – they can take days or weeks to complete.
Finally at the age of 37 I have realised what I was put on this earth to do – and that is paint. I am forever grateful that others embrace and enjoy what I create because it has allowed me precious time with my family, and for me to continue to do what makes ME happy!
Art in all its forms is SO important – it’s the glue of our society, it’s what brings us joy in times of sadness, helps us to connect with nature when it’s not readily available. Brightens our homes with imagery that holds meaning to us.
This is what drives me in my art making every single day, and why I am so committed to helping make beautiful – soul driven art accessible to every home and family.
Our homes are our sanctuary, and I pinch myself daily that my art hangs in yours!