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Arlington, Texas


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Van Hutchinson

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About VanArtLife

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Everyone's life can be made richer with Art!

Welcome to VanArtLife!

My name is Van Hutchinson and I am an acrylic artist who believes everyone’s life can be made richer with art!

As the daughter of a hobby cartoonist and a hobby painter, it was no surprise to anyone when I started showing signs of creativity. When I was a child, my drawing of a vase of flowers was featured in a Dallas art competition and I was constantly writing bad poetry and submitting it to an assortment of magazines. In spite of the failure of my writing, I went on to write t.v. commercials, some of which were nominated for and even won some local and national awards. After burning out on that career, I moved to Japan to teach English. There a passion for photography popped up resulting in a dozen photos appearing in the national English newspaper, The Japan Times. Upon my return to Texas I lived with my artist mother and was constantly exposed to the smell of turpentine, which I started to dislike. Knowing how I felt about it but wanting me to return to the arts, she gave me a set of acrylic paints for Christmas and that’s when it all began. I took the set into my small bedroom and I painted. And painted. And painted some more. I couldn’t stop!

That was back in 2011. Now on my own in a studio apartment I paint under the light of the kitchen stove. What do I paint? Well, my subject matter has evolved over the years I have been selling my art. I started with small paintings of hearts, then flowers, then fruit, and then commission portraits of both people and pets. I also sell prints of my Japanese photographs. These days, I also paint landscapes, cloudscapes and seascapes, experimenting with styles and approaches. My series of paintings have included the award-winning Hamanako series, the Monochrome series, the Sunflower series, the What Do You See? series and the Where Are They? series.

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