Susan Hutchison graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee with an honours degree in Illustration & Printmaking in 1990.
For over ten years she worked as a Freelance Illustrator and during this time she completed a large number of commissions, including full book illustration for Publishers such as Scholastic, Oxford University Press and Orchard. She also has illustration experience working on commercial advertising for national companies as well as Public Art Commissions, including bespoke museum and art gallery illustrations for a permanent local history exhibition for Dundee City Council.
In recent years she has exhibited her work at the following galleries and institutions:-
The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art
Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan
Smithy Gallery, Blanefield
Orchar Gallery, Dundee
By Distinction Art, Glasgow
Bass Rock Gallery, Dunbar
516 Gallery, Glasgow
Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh
Torrance gallery, Edinburgh
Working with oil paints and watercolours, her artwork reflects the surroundings in which she lives. She taks inspiration from the diverse local wildlife and enjoys creating representational depictions of the fox, hare, mice & bird life. Living in an agricultural community she also paints the many different breeds of sheep and cattle found in the local area, and enjoys capturing their unique characters, using fine detail, manipulating the paint to achieve each ‘portrait’. Dog breeds also feature frequently in her work and Susan has enjoyed elevating ‘man’s best friend’ to fine art status. Still life & portraiture also form part of her extensive portfolio of art, and many of these are held in private collections.
Susan says: “Whether I’m painting a large prize bull or a tiny field mouse I always endeavour to capture the essence of the subject in fine detail utilising my own unique style.”