Julie Hutchings

Julie Hutchings Bio
Julie Hutchings is a Clarence Valley artist who has been exhibiting on a professional level for 25 years.

The human figure is her main source of inspiration and drawing is her passion. Julie has been facilitating sessions in life drawing for 20 years. Oil paint and charcoal are her chosen mediums.

Julie has a strong connection to the land and love of animals that reflect in her art. Social and political issues influence her work from time to time.

Drawing with expressive marks on canvas and paper is how she begins a painting and then she lets the surface dictate the direction her work will take and what stories it will reveal. Julie draws and paints with tremendous energy to deliver painted stories with expression and emotion.

“I am an oil painter and very disciplined with the process of drawing. A strong drawing will form the bones of a good painting. I facilitate a Life Drawing group once a week in Grafton and I journal every day. My paintings develop from my emotional responses to certain situations or stories. Before I start painting, I draw and make random marks on the surface of the paper or canvas. I then formulate a storyline and continue with the process of redrawing and eliminating and letting a narrative emerge. My paintings often have meta meanings.”

 

Background
Born in 1959 Australia

Resides
Clarence Valley, New South Wales, Australia

Selected Exhibitions
2019: Feature: New Work, Gallery One, Southport, QLD
2018: Movement and Melody, Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza, VIC
2018: The Best of The Best, Group Show, Gallery One, Southport, QLD
2017: Past and Present, Gallery One, Southport, QLD
2016: ‘Come sleep with me’, Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza, VIC
2015: On Paper Exhibition, Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza, VIC
2015: Living with Nature, Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza, VIC
2015: Equine Elegance, Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza, VIC
2015: Affordable Art under $2,000 Exhibition, Manyung Gallery Malvern, VIC
2015: Affordable Art Fair Singapore
2014: Fluid Boundaries, Manyung Gallery Sorrento, VIC
2014: Year of The Horse, Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza, VIC
2013: Colour & Shade, Traffic Jam Galleries, Neutral Bay, NSW
2013: Life Drawing Group Show, Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton, NSW
2013: Brisbane Rotary Art Spec, Brisbane, QLD
2012: Tall Stories, Traffic Jam Galleries, Neutral Bay, NSW
2012: Women of Substance, Redhill Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2012: Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza, VIC
2012: Feminine Spirit, Gallery One, Southport, QLD
2012: Best Emerging Artist (invitational), Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane, QLD
2011: Women of substance, Redhill Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2011: The Dream The Dance, Gallery One, Southport, QLD
2010: Weswal Gallery, Tamworth, NSW
2010: Unguarded Moments, Grafton Regional, Grafton, NSW
2009: Horses & Figures, Gallery 307, Northbridge, NSW
2008: Weswal Gallery, Tamworth, NSW
2008: Sydney Art Fair
2008: Equus, Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton, NSW
2008: Shared Exhibition, Maclean, NSW
2008: Melbourne Art Fair (Corporate Art)
2008: Feature Artist Month, Montville, QLD
2008: Exhibition, Byron Fine Art
2008: Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular (invitational), Brisbane, QLD
2007: Sydney Art Fair (Corporate Art)
2007: Summer Art Royal, Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD
2007: BODY & SOUL, Gallery 37, Coffs Harbour, NSW
2007: Designing Women, Corporate Art, Burleigh Heads, QLD
2007: Savoir Faire, Salt Resort, Kingscliff, NSW
2007: Postcard Exhibition Gallery 307, Northbridge, NSW
2007: Feature Artist Month, Montville, QLD
2006: Sydney Art Fair (Corporate Art)
2006: Myth Muse Music, Arthouse Australia, Yamba, NSW
2006: Group Exhibition, Pages Fine Art, Noosa, QLD
2006: Savoir Fair Salt Resort, Kingscliff, NSW
2006: Feature Artist Month, Montville, QLD
2006: Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular (invitational), Brisbane, QLD
2005: Sydney Art Fair (Corporate Art)
2005: Feature Artist Month, Montville, QLD
2005: Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular (invitational), Brisbane, QLD
2002: Group Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton, NSW
2001: SPURRED ON, Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton, NSW

Awards
Twice Finalist in International Cricket Art Prize
2019 – Finalist in Still National Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
2019 – Finalist in Naked and Nude, Manning Regional Gallery
2018 – Finalist in Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery
2017 – Winner of Yulgilbar Travelling Fellowship, France and Belgium
2013 – Finalist in Northern Rivers Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery
2013 – Finalist in Naked and Nude, Manning Regional Gallery
2012 – Winner, Best Emerging Artist, Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular
2011 – Winner, Bendigo Bank Art Prize

Publications
Featured on ABC 7.30 report 25th April 2019
One of several artists featured in a Portrait Artists Australia published in 2012
Published articles in art magazines and newspapers