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  • Image: Scott Hutchison combining camping with painting the great outdoors

    Camping and painting. This is the underpainting for "Slipping Away". Done the summer of 2016

  • Quiet Depth in A Fading Light
    20" x 20"
    Oil on Panel
    Unframed

     

    Scott Hutchison's Quiet Depth In A Fading Light is a colorful portrait painted on wood panel. The painting consists of multiple layers of thinly applied glazes over more opaque applications of paint. This piece focuses on the lighting of the subject and the delicately rendered fingers surrounding the face. The hands draw the viewer into the middle of the piece and back out again. This suggestive and rhythmic movement is what I hoped to capture. 
    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Oil on panel - Quite Depth in a Fading Light - Thumbnail
  • Reversed Her Hemispheres

     

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Reversed Her Hemispheres - Thumbnail
  • Unwinding Sheba's Hair

     

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Unwinding Sheba's Hair - thumbnail
  • Image: Scott Hutchison Screenshot of Website Design dreamtank.com
    Dear Art Entrepreneur,

    Have you received a redesign or SEO (Search Engine Optimization) email from a web designer asking if you want your website redesigned or optomized for google search? Maybe you want a few new cool features for your site, or an app? I receive two - three a week, and I would suggest putting these in your spam folder and promptly ignore them.

    Here is an example email verbatim: 

  • Image: Scott Hutchison - Hillyer Arts Space Solo Show Talk

    Join us for our September CultureBlast: Artists in Conversation. Each of our current exhibiting artists will take part in mini artist talks about their work and creative process, in conversation with members from Hillyer's Artist Advisory Committee, featuring:

    Scott Hutchison + Jarvis Dubois
    Suzi Fox + Duncan Tebow
    Christian Brahe + Judy Byron

    Each conversation will last about ten minutes followed by a short audience q+a.

    Doors: 6:30pm
    Talks: 6:45
    Reception: 7:30-8pm

  • Image: Scott Hutchison - Hillyer Arts Space Postacard
    Synchronicity
    Recent Paintings by Scott Hutchison
    at the Hillyer Art Space
     
    Reception on Friday, September 2nd from 6-9pm
    Location: 9 Hillyer Ct NW, 20008 Washington DC
     
    Hillyer Art Space presents three new exhibitions opening on September’s 
  • Slipping Away

    12" x 12"
    Oil on Linen
    Framed

    Portfolio Basic Image: Slipping Away by Scott Hutchison - Thumbnail
  • A Glimpse

    12" x 12"
    Oil on Linen
    Maple Floating Frame

    Portfolio Basic Image: A Glimpse by Scott Hutchison - Oil on Linen Thumbnail
  • Three Sisters - A Moment Between
     
    This painting represents a memory or moment in time where the separation of a present and past are an illusion. Two events are unfolding simultaneously.

    • 21.5" x 20"
    • Oil on Linen
    • Unframed
    Portfolio Basic Image: A Moment Between by Scott Hutchison - Oil painting - A woman with moving pose - Thumbnail
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    Face to Face:
    Portraits by Leslie Nolan & Scott Hutchison at the Strathmore

    Sat, Feb 27–Sun, April 17
    Invitational Gallery
    Reception Feb 28 - 2pm

     

  • This charcoal drawing demonstration took place during my drawing class at The Art League in Alexandria Virginia. I break down the process I use to create the illusion of reflection and transparency of glass.

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison's demonstration of drawing glass
  • Three Sisters - A Moment Before
     
    This painting represents a memory or moment in time where the separation of a present and past are an illusion. Two events are unfolding simultaneously.

    • 21.5" x 20"
    • Oil on Linen
    • Unframed
     
     
    Portfolio Basic Image: A Moment Before by Scott Hutchison - Oil painting - A woman praying - Thumbnail
  • Three Sisters - A Moment After
     
    This painting represents a memory or moment in time where the separation of a present and past are an illusion. Two events are unfolding simultaneously.

    • 21.5" x 20"
    • Oil on Linen
    • Unframed
    Portfolio Basic Image: A Moment After by Scott Hutchison - Oil painting - A woman with two conflicting emotions - Thumbnail
  • Image: Hillyer Art Space - Woman in front of a painting by Scott Hutchison
    Displaced by Scott Hutchison
  • Entwined

    21.5" x 20"
    Oil on Panel
    ​Framed

    Portfolio Basic Image: Thumbnail Image of the double portrait painting titled Entwined by Scott Hutchison
  • The Decision 

    21.5" x 20"
    Oil on Panel
    Unframed

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  • Circumference

     

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  • Before the After

     

    Portfolio Basic Image: Before the After by Scott Hutchison - Oil painting of two faces screaming - Thumbnail
  • Plastic #2

    14" x 11"
    ​Oil on Linen

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Plastic Thumb
  • Shift
    “Shift” is a layered portrait depicting the artist in a submissive pose analogous to a string-puppet or marionette.  The painting illustrates a “Shift” or acceptance to an unseen actor, force or idea. 

    • 24" x 32"
    • Oil on Linen
    • Unframed
    Portfolio Basic Image: Shift oil painting on linen by Scott Hutchison - Broken Figurative Torso - Thumbnail
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    "Displaced" by Scott Hutchison ( You can see this piece and many more of my colleagues works )

    Influence and Inspiration: Past and Present Art League Faculty Exhibit at the Athenaeum
    August 7–September 21, 2014
    Gallery Location: 201 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314
     
    Exhibit Hours: Thursdays & Fridays, 12:00–4:00 pm;
    Saturdays, 1:00–4:00 pm; Sundays, 12:00–4:00 pm;
    Closed: Mondays through Wednesdays
  • Image: Kiss by Scott Hutchison - Video art piece of lips puckering and kissing - Drawing

    July 9 - August 1
    "In sequence: paintings, drawings and animations by scott hutchison"

  • Image: Public Art Project - Community Canvas by Scott Hutchison
  • Counterpoint
    Portfolio Basic Image: Counterpoint oil painting on linen by Scott Hutchison - Hands
  • Displaced

     

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Displaced - Figure Painting in oils - Movement
  • Image: A crowd of people in front of my artwork titled "overlap" at the Brooklyn at space.
    This page is a list of websites that may help visual artists find calls for shows around the country. The purpose of this list is not to be all inclusive and list every local art center and gallery out there. Instead I envision this page as a list to help me as well as an artist interested in gaining National and International exposure through a broader list of Call for Entry Sites, Slide Registries, Galleries, Museums, Universities and Art Centers.  There are a number of FREE call for entry lists out there.
  • Image: Birds - digital collage - drawing

    Below is a combination of thoughts and images showing my journey forward on the triptych called "Birds" The image above illustrates what the final piece will look like when I am finished. It is a digital collage put together with about 10 layers of images and 4 photos in photoshop.  It is my sketch and helps guide me compositionally.

    But lets start at the beginning: I began this drawing with the intention of completing one drawing on a sheet of 22" x 30" Fabriano paper. You can see the first layer of the drawing below.

  • Image: Scott Hutchison - Fragmented - Digital Painted Animation

    I have restarted a piece I began working on in 2011. It is called Fragmented. This is my first piece that is completely painted digitally. I am using a technique called Rotoscoping . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotoscoping This project contains 827 stills and each painting takes about an hour to complete. Only 827 hours? Insane! But I have an insane sleep schedule sooo… Anyways, I think it could be a killer project and have quite an impact when it’s finished.

  • Birds - In Progress
     
    Portfolio Basic Image: Birds by Scott Hutchison - graphite drawing - Woman holding birds nest made of her hair - Thumbnail
  • Image: Landscape drawing by Scott Hutchison

    Flowers? Landscape?  Yes, I compose works containing other things than the figure. My process of creating is not bound by any one subject or approach. It is an honest connection within myself, the world around us and the medium I have chosen. I particularly enjoy the linear and figurative elements of foliage. Branches and pedals twist on themselves and reach through the composition. The drawings here are a way for me to practice making choices. Simply put, what do I draw and what do I leave out?

  • Plastic
    This is the first of a new series of drawings called "Plastic". This face is one of the hardest I have worked on. The abstraction over the face is caused by pressure and tension as well as from light reflecting from plastic wrap over the face.

    • 18" x 22" - Image
    • 19" x 25" - Paper
    • Charcoal and Conte on Gray Stratchmore paper

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Plastic - Drawing of Face Wrapped in Plastic
  • Image: Scott Hutchison's Drawing called Hold - He hates this piece.
    There I have said it. I submit. This piece is a mistake and is positively awful.
     
    Okay, so this is not the end of the road. But it is a guide post that should lead somewhere new. Right? I roll my eyes and keep telling myself that. Failure comes from leaps of faith and taking necessary risks in order to move forward. The vertict is still out with this one though.
     
  • Image: Art League Demonstration Thumbnail by Scott Hutchison
    Scott Hutchison's year round teaching Schedule at the Art League is listed below. Scott teaches more classes in the summer including figure drawing. You can see the full list of classes he teaches on the Art League's website here. Each class is a 9 weeks - once a week.
    • Fall: Sept. 16 - Nov. 17
  • Bio
    Image: Artist Scott Hutchison in 2017 in his studio
    Scott Hutchison was born in Indianola Iowa and received his BFA in 1995 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and an MFA in painting from The George Washington University in 1999. Scott currently resides in the Fairfax Virginia area. He is an Assistant Professor of The Practice in painting and drawing at Georgetown University in Washington DC and a member of the faculty at The Art League in Alexandria VA.
     
  • Image: Scott Hutchison - Triptych- Graphite Figure Drawing Triptych

    I am half way through with this triptych of drawings. Though they are unfinished I thought I would post this triptych to document my progress.  My studio space is small and therefore they were composed and drawn separately. It is important that each image carries its own weight and works by itself, however these photos help me study their appearance as a group. Each is drawn with graphite on a 20" x 30" piece of Fabriano paper. This triptych means a lot to me. Not just because I used my face and body as the model, but because this series encapsulates my 15 years of work into one piece.

  • Image: Scott Hutchison Community Canvas Public Art Project at the Art League
    Community Canvas
    The Art League asked me to come up with an interactive public art project to help commemorate their 60th Anniversary. It was a puzzle mural that anyone could take part in. In January 2014 anyone could walk into the gallery and work on a supplied puzzle piece and add it to the wall. These are photos of the piece being created. You can see there are drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, etc. I have been told that the Community Cnvas will be reassembled later this year in a new location.

    • 600 puzzle pieces
  • Model Release form

    By checking the box on the Scott Hutchison submission portrait form (here) you grant Scott Hutchison "The Artist"

  • Counterpoint
    The third in a graphite drawn triptych called "Displaced". This piece like the others continues with my investigation of the moving image. But instead of creating multiple frames for an animation I wanted to spill a scene onto one page. The process of layering multiple figures together encourages abstraction and creates a hauntingly rhythmic mood. The other two images are: "Displaced" and "Shift"

    •   20" x 30"
    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Counterpoint - Graphite Figure Drawing Triptych Thumb
  • Shift
    “Shift” is a layered drawing depicting the artist in a submissive pose analogous to a string-puppet or marionette.  The drawing illustrates a “Shift” or acceptance to an unseen actor, force or idea. 
    This is my second image in the Displaced series.  The figure in this body of drawings is going through a transition. A reassembling or reorganizing of the body.

    • 22" x 30"
    • Graphite Pencil on Fabriano paper
    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Shift- Graphite Figure Drawing
  • Displaced
    This layered drawing depicts the artist in an internal struggle to understand his place in this world.  This drawing illustrates the idea that we are products of our experiences. We are shaped by layered moments of time and through our experience with it.

     

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Displaced - Graphite Figure Drawing
  • Community Canvas
    The Art League asked me to come up with an interactive public art project to help commemorate their 60th Anniversary. It was a puzzle mural that anyone could take part in. In January 2014 anyone could walk into the gallery and work on a supplied puzzle piece and add it to the wall. These are photos of the piece being created. You can see there are drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, etc. I have been told that the Community Cnvas will be reassembled later this year in a new location.

    • 600 puzzle pieces
    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Art League - Public Art Project - Community Canvas
  • I was twelve when I first saw Francis Bacon's Study after Velasquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X at the Des Moines Art center. After thirty years I still see his influence on my work. My figurative work like Bacon's are often solitary and displayed in a series. Our compositions are both haunting and distorted; influenced by the progression of time and the motion of the figure.
  • Education
    BFA Painting  Drake University, Des Moines IA, 1995
    MFA Painting  George Washington University, Washington DC, 1999
    (Morris Louis Fellowship : full funding for one academic year)

     

  • Touch
    My face on glass. Click or swipe your hand across the image to see the "between" layers. There are about 7 layers to this painting.

    •   24" x 30"
    •   Oil on Belgian Linen
    •   Unframed

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Touch - Painting of Scanned Face with Fingers
  • Squeezed
    This painting is based on a series of digital scans of my face. The smearing and smudging of the skin is the effect of moving while the scanner is running. It is purposeful but always a surprise. The image is then digitally enhanced, cropped and melded together from multiple scans. I spend quite a bit of time with the digital aspect of the piece before it's ready to paint or draw. Click or swipe your hand across the image to see the "between" layers. There are about 4 layers to this painting.

    •   24" x 30"
    Portfolio Basic Image: Squeezed - Double portrait - oil on canvas by Scott Hutchison  - Thumbnail
  • Hold - Abandoned
    Portfolio Basic Image: Hold - Graphite Drawing by Scott Hutchison Thumbnail
  • Blur
    In many ways I see Blur as a fairly complex and honest self portrait. As I drew this animation I began to realize what it represents for me.
     
    Like all of my work, this piece is introspective. It pushes me to ask questions of myself and it reflects a frustration and struggle I have with my place in this world. Who am I? What is important in this life? How do I achieve balance? I am an artist, father, son, husband, friend and teacher.
     
    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Blur - Graphite Portrait Animation
  • Image: Scott Hutchison - Drawing Marathon Demo

    Today, the Art League held a drawing marathon. The marathon was a benefit to raise funds for additional classrooms that are being built for next session. $30 dollars went a long way at this event. It paid for a full day (10am - 10pm ) of models and art instruction. The Art League supplied quite a few models and a number of instructors were giving demonstrations if you wished to watch.