Amy Hutto is an award-winning acrylic artist best known for her colorful imagery of the world around her. A native Texan, Hutto’s vivid paintings are influenced by her life there as well as her time spent living in Colorado and now the Finger Lakes of New York. Her subjects; animals, landscapes, plant life, and abstracts among others, are rendered in acrylics, oils or mixed media and are brought to life with her distinctive personal style of using unique color palettes, multiple layers of texture and intriguing compositions. Of her art Hutto says, “Bold colors feel good to me, they have a vibrant spirit that speaks to me of the otherness of the world…a way it is felt, not seen.” Hutto’s work has been exhibited at such venues as the Yellowstone Art Museum, the Washington DC offices of both Colorado Senators, the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, AnnMarie Sculpture Garden-a Smithsonian Affiliate, and is a part of the permanent collection of the Platte River Power Authority in Fort Collins, CO, and Rhino Marketing in Houston, TX among others. Hutto was recently interviewed for Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine on behalf of the National Association of Women Artists, a prestigious organization celebrating 132 years of honoring, promoting, and supporting women artists. She is also a member of the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, and the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. Amy Hutto holds a Bachelor of Science from Tarleton State University, as well as Elementary Education K-8 and All-Level K-12 Art Certification. She taught Elementary and Middle School Art for 23 years in Texas before leaving to pursue her own art full time in 2012.