The Decision 


  • 21.5" x 20"
  • Oil on Panel
  • Unframed

This painting is inspired by my oil painted animations. These animations are separate images played in a sequence that create a movie.  With my latest work, the images are superimposed and collaged digitally. The sequence is effectively flattened and layered in one composition. I want the viewer to see multiple scenes or poses in one composition. The underlying message is that we are a sequence of experiences and a layer of knowledge and we (our mind) chooses how our experience and knowledge defines us. I use painting to describe this by choosing what part of the body to reveal and what to conceal.

Before the After

  • 24" x 32"
  • Oil on Linen
  • Unframed
Plastic #2

  • 14" x 11"
  • Oil on Linen
  • Unframed

“Shift” is a layered portrait depicting the artist in a submissive pose analogous to a string-puppet or marionette.  The painting illustrates a “Shift” or acceptance to an unseen actor, force or idea. 

Influence and Inspiration

Influence and Inspiration: Past and Present Art League Faculty Exhibit at the Athenaeum
August 7–September 21, 2014
Gallery Location: 201 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314


Exhibit Hours: Thursdays & Fridays, 12:00–4:00 pm;
Saturdays, 1:00–4:00 pm; Sundays, 12:00–4:00 pm;
Closed: Mondays through Wednesdays


Solo Show at Backrock Center for Arts

July 9 - August 1
"In sequence: paintings, drawings and animations by scott hutchison"

Shifting images of blinking eyes, moving lips and changing expressions flash across video screens as digital animations are displayed alongside sequential oil paintings and graphite drawings depicting the figure in motion. In his solo exhibition, Scott Hutchison
combines traditional painting and drawing techniques with digital technology to create animated portraits, displayed on small LCD panels, exploring identity and introspection in layered compositions of realistically rendered but separate moments in time.


Ice Cream Fundraiser and Community Canvas

Who: You!
What: Handmade ice cream bowls
Where: King Street Art Festival, Market Square (corner of King and N. Fairfax Streets)
When: Saturday, September 13, 10:00 am-4:00 pm & Sunday, September 14, 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Why: Because ice cream is delicious, the bowls are lovingly handmade by Art League artists, and proceeds support the League's ceramics department
How: $15 buys you a bowl and a scoop of ice cream from Artfully Chocolate
Create: A puzzle piece and add to our ever growing Community Canvas!


A counterpoint is the relationship between two independent and distinct voices or notes with differing rhythms. Just like a lot of my self portraiture, " Counterpoint " is a reflection of my world view. A view that celebrates the idea that we can be whatever we want.

This piece continues with my investigation of the moving image. But instead of creating multiple frames for an animation I wanted to spill a scene onto one page.