The Artist's Wall
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 email@example.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.
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 our March Artist of the Month: Stephanie Perry
Stephanie Perry was born in Changsha, China. Chinese birth name Zhang Xin张昕, who paints under the name of Reed Jian Jia蒹葭 (Chinese painters and poets have artistic names under which they paint or write poetry).
Migrated to Australia in 2000 and became an Australian Citizen in 2007 making Australia her home.
In 2018, a Poet of 5 years with a published book of 100 most loved Poems to her name. She began learning painting from Xu Subin 徐素彬 a Chinese traditional painter teacher in Sydney.
In July 2019, studied Chinese Traditional Freehand Landscape Brushwork in Changsha, China from artist Wang Feiya.
In October 2019 was accepted as a student of Master Fang Yan方严, one of China’s most famous, highly
acknowledged and awarded painters.
In 2019, her 1st submission to a show, with her fine art painting Peony, received a Commended by the Judges in the 44 th Camden Art Prize, Liz Kernohan AM Local Artist Section. Judges’ comments: Subtle yet graphic. Formality yet light touch. Beautifully technically executed.
Stephanie is still training under the Master's online class. She specialises in Chinese Traditional Freehand Brushwork, Chinese Fine Art and Chinese Painting without Outline, using Rice Paper as a medium of painting.
Freehand brushwork is a genre of Chinese traditional painting which includes poem, calligraphy, painting and seal. In Chinese called Hsieh-yi, which literally means "writing ideas".
The freehand brushwork emphasises the semblance in the spiritual aspect. This kind of artwork does not chase for the physical similarity. The essence of freehand brushwork that it grasps the most obvious or essential spiritual characteristics.