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 firstname.lastname@example.org - we are always on the look out for new artists.
Artist of the Month - DECEMBER 2022
Donna is a local artist who has lived in Picton since 1987.
She completed a diploma of fine arts at Liverpool and East Sydney TAFE Colleges in 1980. She worked as a signwriter and graphic artist for over 30 years and taught Showcard and Ticketwriting at Campbelltown and Miller TAFE during that time.
Donna has always loved painting and drawing and has exhibited and sold her work locally and nationally. She has won many awatrds for her artwork over the years, including the Liz Kernohan memorial prize 2011 and 2020.
Donna works mainly in acrylics on canvas and pastels on watercolour paper. Her preferred subjects include still life, plants and landscape.
In recent years, Donna has combined her love of art and plants and creates one off terrariums which include miniature scenes and stories within. Amongst the tiny gardens you will find little people, animals, houses and water scenes. Every terrarium is unique.
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.