About the Artist

Artist Statement – Campbell Hutchinson

Campbell Hutchinson

Campbell Hutchinson, artist and writer

A former lawyer now pursuing a career in fine art and writing, I am an expressionist painter attempting to capture the spirit of my subject. My work has been primarily figurative, ranging from the human character to the animal world. Of late my subject matter has tended more to rural and wilderness landscape. My medium is oil on canvas, paper and panel.

My work is inspired by, and loosely based on, my travels throughout rural America and Europe. I travel the backroads, camera in hand, trying to capture the desolate and the tranquil beauty of the landscape and the wild creatures that reside there. I’ve tracked down the great Highland cattle in Scotland, bears, elk and deer in the mountains of Colorado, bulls and cows in pastures coast to coast, egrets and alligators in the swamps of Louisiana and horses in fields and stables all over.

My wife, artist Allison Stewart, and I split our time between New Orleans and the mountains of Colorado, maintaining studios in both locales. In addition to our passion for art, we have a passion for children. In 1999 we founded KID smART, a nonprofit organization that works with and in New Orleans public schools to enhance learning through the arts.

I have also published eight children’s books of my animal paintings and limericks that I wrote for each painting. In addition, in 2015 I wrote and published “This Land is Our Land,”  reflecting my growing concern for the preservation of our wilderness. With each of my landscape paintings I include quotations from noted writers, poets, naturalists and environmentalists about the value of our wilderness and its preservation for generations to come. My books can be seen and purchased at blurb.com.

Resume

Born: Shreveport, LA

Education
Tulane University School of Law, LLB
Washington & Lee University, BA

Profession
Attorney, Stone, Pigman, Walther, Wittmann & Hutchinson, 1963-2002
Mediator and arbitrator, 2002-2006
Since 1987, fine art painter

Civic
Co-founder KID smART, a non-profit organization that teaches underserved children of New Orleans life lessons through the arts

Solo Exhibitions

2015–“This is Our Land,” Wyly Art Center, Basalt, CO
2013—“Backroads,” Søren Christensen, New Orleans, LA
2012—Rotating Art Exhibit, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
2011—“Horsing Around,” Søren Christensen, New Orleans, LA
2008—“Wild Things,” Søren Christensen, New Orleans, LA
2006—“Coming Home,” Amy Baber Fine Art, Shreveport, LA
2006—“Attitude,” Søren Christensen Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2004—“Heroes, and Their Slow Movin’ Herds,” Søren Christensen Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2003—“Hardscrabble Heroes,” Mario Villa Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2002—“Animal Portraits,” Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Ft. Worth, Texas
1998—“Portraits,” CC’s Suitcase Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1997—“Soul Portraits,” Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA, curated by the Cutting Edge Music Business Institute

Two Person Exhibitions

2012—“Highlands and Lowlands,” with Allison Stewart, Ryan Reynolds Gallery at Isidore Newman School, New Orleans, LA
2008—“Highlands and Lowlands,” with Allison Stewart, Studio on Slough Road, Brewster, MA.
2006—“Mates,” Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, TX

Group Exhibitions

2016–Gallery Artists, Søren Christensen, New Orleans, LA
2012–NOLA NOW Part II: Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape, Contemporary Art             Center, New Orleans, LA
2010–Local Colors IV Exhibition, Snowmass Village, CO
2006—Inaugural Exhibition, Amy Baber Fine Art, Shreveport, LA
1999—Twelfth International Exhibition on Animals in Art, Baton Rouge, LA,
1996—New Orleans Academy of Fine Art
1995—Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
1994—Icons Gallery, New Orleans, LA,

Publications

2016 “Give ’em Space,” blurb.com
2015 “Animals ‘R’ Us,” blurb.com
2014 “This Land is Our Land,” blurb.com
2013 “Bear With Me, and other animal truths and fables”, blurb.com
2012 “It’ a Wild, Wild World,” blurb.com
2011 “Animal Treks,” blurb.com
2010 “Great Woolly Beasts, and some feathery aminals too,” blurb.com
2009 “Strange Bedfellows, and other critters,” blurb.com
2008 “Wild Things,” blurb.com