The Artist's Wall

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The Artist's Wall is a space we have dedicated to both established and up and coming artists in our community.

Each month Picton Social features a new artist's artwork which can simply be admired while enjoying our great food and great coffee but more importantly it can be purchased directly from the cafe. 

If you are an artist looking to showcase your masterpieces and would love to gain a little more exposure, simply contact us via email hello@pictonsocial.com - we are always on the look out for new artists.  

Jess Hutchison | Artist

Since introducing The Artist's Wall, many of our patrons have been treated to pieces by the ever so talented Jess Hutchison. Jess' artwork is a permanent fixture in the cafe. Her bright and colourful prints adorn our bar area and have been very popular amongst our customers. All Jess Hutchison art on display in the cafe is available for purchase, inclusive of frame. 

:: A little bit about Jess ::

Jess Hutchison is a self-taught artist based on the South Coast of NSW. She grew up in the Illawarra and now resides in the Shoalhaven.

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Inspired by her surroundings, and with a deep love of colour, her vibrant artworks feature some of Australia's most colourful flora and fauna. She paints in a unique style that blends realism with quirky, loose and colourful lines - and she adds her signature linework eye detailing to most of her birds (a throwback to her make-up artistry background).

 

Working primarily with acrylic and Posca markers on canvas, she hopes to create a connection and evoke a sense of calm and happiness through her art.

This Month's Featured Artist:

 

Introducing Roxanne Lillis, exhibiting until the end of 2021.

 

Roxanne Lillis is a Painter, living and working in the beautiful Southern Highlands region of New South Wales.


Roxanne began her art education in Sydney where she studied in the studio classes of Julian Ashton Art School, The Rocks. There, Roxanne absorbed the acute attention to form and composition associated with the academic tutoring.


Her passion for the arts led her to successfully undertake a Bachelor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong in 2000. Subsequent to that she received a Post-Graduate degree in Master of Art (Honours with Excellence) at the University of NSW Art & Design, Sydney in 2016.This is where Roxanne developed her own visual language. She is currently on the faculty of a Sydney Secondary College as a Creative Arts Coordinator and Visual Arts Teacher.

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Roxanne also obtained a Graduate Diploma of Education from the University of Wollongong as well as an Advanced Creative Painting (Statement of Attainment) from the Illawarra Institute of Technology.


Roxanne Lillis’ exhibitions include group and solo shows since 1993, throughout Sydney and regional NSW. With an established career history and solid reputation in the field of arts, accompanied by awards and publications, Roxanne now seeks future opportunities to participate in to showcase her unique and celebrated artwork.

AWARDS

WINNER: 2021 National Teacher-Artist Prize for "Phoenix Rising #3"
FINALIST: Arts In The Valley - 2020
FINALIST: Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Contemporary - 2019
FINALIST: Tim Olsen Drawing Award - 2017
FINALIST: Blacktown Art Prize

Roxanne also has private collections in NSW and the United States.

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

The collection being showcased on The Artist's Wall is a series painted after the devastation of losing everything Roxanne and her family owned in 2019 bush fires. They are what Roxanne describes as "positive paintings of hope". It is process driven on loose canvas, from a roll given to her by a friend. Her paintings in this series are intuitive, spontaneous and cathartic, based on memories of her home and land.

The paintings are abstract and have many layers of memory, thus many layers of acrylic paint, until she is satisfied with the resolution.

To find out more about Roxanne's art, please visit her website: www.roxannelillisart.com.au or you can also follow her on Instagram and Facebook.  

You can purchase a piece from Roxanne's current exhibition on our website in the 2 Galah's Art Shop or if you are picking up a coffee, breakfast, brunch or lunch at Picton Social up until the end of December, you can view and purchase her paintings in the store.

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