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/

Ice patterns

BlogPublished March 5, 2011 at 23:52 No Comments

I experienced the most wonderful ice patterns on my car first thing this morning, it was like the fairies had been out with their fairy dust and left a magic spell behind. The beauty was wonderful, so when the sun came out and reflected it’s deep peach glow through the windows, they just came to light in this wonderful twinkling display of beauty.
ice patterns by Sue Hutchings
ice patterns by Sue Hutchings
ice patterns by Sue Hutchings

“Red Passion” Triptych – Sold

ContemporaryPublished February 7, 2011 at 07:05 No Comments

“Liquid Flow” Diptych – Sold

ContemporaryPublished February 7, 2011 at 07:02 No Comments

“Bronze Meltdown” Diptych – Sold

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“Bronze Cascade” Diptych – Sold

ContemporaryPublished February 7, 2011 at 06:57 No Comments

“Beyond Bulbarrow Hill” Acrylic – £275

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

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