A gold and two silver awards

BlogPublished July 30, 2014 at 07:49 No Comments

I am taking part in the Dorset Arts and Crafts Association (DACA) again this year, it is to be my last as the Fine Art Director simply due to the time constraints I have at the moment. I will continue to demonstrate for them from time to to though :-) It is also their 2nd centenary year! How can they have two I hear you say, well they celebrated their 100th year of the organisation in 2007, but because the IIWW this year is the 100th exhibition. I won the inaugural cup for the Dorset Landcapse contest, which was a huge honour and surprise that year.  I entered into the same contest this year with 3 acrylics, and received one gold and two silvers. I am thrilled! I love to paint the Dorset that I see down the road from me as well as costal scenes from time to time. I feel rather blessed to live in this part of the country where I have rolling hills and sea all within the same county.
There is a wonderful turn out of entries this year, so varied, and colourful. Anyone can enter, as long as it is a Dorset landscape or seascape (a maximum of 5 entries PP).

Here are the pieces that I entered

sunshine and showers dorset landcape by sue hutchings at dorset studio

Sunshine and Showers – Silver
Textured acrylic on canvas 20″x 16″ £195




Through the gate,  dorset landcape by sue hutchings at dorset studio

Through the Gate Textured – Silver
acrylic on canvas 20″x 16″ SOLD




old harry rocks textured acrylic by sue hutchings at dorset studio

Old Harry Rocks Textured – Gold
acrylic on canvas 20″x 16″ £195


I love to create textured landscapes, whether for myself, or on commission. There are things that the texture does to a painting that paint alone doesn’t achieve, I don’t like to try and paint photographically, unlike the watercolour portraits, because for me that is where a camera comes in. I like to add a bit of roughness to a piece because that is how I see the landscape. Trees have texture, as has grass.


I will be demonstrating the painting techniques used in these acrylic paintings during the 5 days of the exhibitions which starts this Friday, 1st August 2014, at the Purbeck School, in Wareham, Dorset. I shall also be using watercolours as well as showing my watercolour portrait techniques too.


For more information on the association, go to their website: http://www.dorsetartsandcrafts.org/

“Red Passion” Triptych – Sold

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“Liquid Flow” Diptych – Sold

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“Bronze Meltdown” Diptych – Sold

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“Bronze Cascade” Diptych – Sold

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“Seascape” Acrylic – SOLD

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Textured acrylic and mixed media
– 25cm x 25cm to fit a 40cm x 40cm frame

“Tempest” Acrylic and Mixed Media

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Textured acrylic and mixed media
– 15cm x 15cm to fit a 30cm x 30cm frame

“Ebb and Flow” Acrylic and Mixed Media

Acrylic LandscapesPublished February 6, 2011 at 21:37 No Comments

Textured acrylic and mixed media
– 15cm x 15cm to fit a 30cm x 30cm frame

“North Dorset” Acrylic – Sold

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Near Bulbarrow Hill, Dorset

– 16 x 20 textured acrylic on canvas.

“Beyond Bulbarrow Hill” Acrylic – £275

Acrylic LandscapesPublished February 1, 2011 at 13:13 No Comments

Bulbarrow Hill, Dorset.
20″ x 16″ on box canvas.