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 - we are always on the look out for new artists.  


Artist of the Month - AUGUST 2022

Martin Shaliapin

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Martin has been a resident of the Shoalhaven region since 1998. he previously worked as a Merchant Seafarer and spent much of the year at sea. Martin has a keen interest in restoring vintage motorcycles and is also a musician, playing drums with various performers. He has travelled the world many times over and uses his overseas experience to influence his artwork. Although only painting for the past eight years, he has produced many artworks in various mediums such as oils, water soluble oils, acrylics, pastels, graphite, charcoal, and engraving.

Martin is mostly self-taught although he has received tutoring from many Sydney based and local artists. Martin has also attended the Mitchell Art School, Charles Sturt University. Martin is also a member of these Shoalhaven Art Society, Fairfield Society and Liverpool Art Society.

While mostly concentrating on landscapes and seascapes, Martin is still building a body of work for a solo exhibition. He has exhibited at various art prizes and group exhibitions.

Awards and Commendations include:

  • Highly commended Fairfield ArtPrize 2014

  • Finalist in the national pastel exhibition 2016

  • Finalist now contemporary art prize 2017

  • First Prize Queens Baton Relay Art and Photography Competition 2018,

  • Second place Shoalhaven Open Art Prize 2018,

  • Highly Commended Shoalhaven open Art Prize 2018

  • Featured image of artwork in Lady Denman Maritime Museum Calendar 2019

  • Exhibited in the Naked Image Exhibition at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre 2019,

  • Commended Fairfield City Art Society Open Art Prize 2021

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.