VanArtLife

Art that can brighten your room and your life.

Arlington, Texas | 8 Sales

VanArtLife

Art that can brighten your room and your life.

Arlington, Texas 8 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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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 five years I have been selling my art. I started with small paintings of hearts, then flowers, then fruit, and then portraits, never doing anything larger than an 8" x 10.” I also sell prints of my Japanese photographs. These days, I paint landscapes, experimenting with styles and approaches.

Update! I had a one-woman show last month which featured 9 photographs and 18 paintings. And, one painting from a previous series won 3rd place in a local juried art show last month. What's more, my work is currently on show at two different venues in two different towns.

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  • East Main Art Festival
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    May 4

    EMAF is an Artist and Musician focused event creating an incubator for local and emerging artists to create a living, full time, in their craft. Festival is the perfect opportunity to begin collecting art or add to an established gallery. A full-day lineup of 26 local musicians in four locations will be performing for festival goers.

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