About the Artist


A native of Louisiana, Hutchinson has lived and worked in New Orleans since 1960. He is a retired lawyer pursuing his passion—painting---full-time.


A contemporary expressionist painter, his work is primarily figurative, ranging from the human character to the animal world. In recent years he has concentrated on animal portraits—trying to capture the mood, spirit and emotions of his subjects, whether they be of the barnyard, domesticated or wild persuasion.  His medium is oil on board, canvas and paper.


Hutchinson and his wife Allison Stewart split their time between New Orleans and the mountains of Colorado. In 1999 they founded KID smART, a non-profit organization that provides artists in the classroom and after-school and community based programs in a variety of art forms to public school children in New Orleans.  KID smART’s focus is arts integration—linking the arts with the existing academic curriculum.


He has also self-published five books of his paintings and limericks.



Solo Exhibitions

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,” Isidore Newman School, New Orleans, LA

2008—“Highlands and Lowlands,” Studio on Slough Road, Brewster, MA. 

2006—“Mates,” Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, TX


Group Exhibitions

2012--NOLA NOW Part II: Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape, Contemporary Art          

             Center, New Orleans, LA

2011—July group show, Soren Christensen, New Orleans, LA

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,

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