Through covid, I was surprised at how much it pushed me as an artist! Somehow I became a better painter, and an art teacher through the pandemic! Being a mom of 3, I had to find some activities to do with my kids since we were home so much and I thought it would be fun to do some painting classes! But before we started the classes, I was working on a commissioned painting. It was a Friday night and we were all home like everyone else. I don’t know what got into me, but I asked my 9 year old son Sam, to come in my studio and film me while I painted LIVE on Instagram. The funniest thing was first, he was willing to do it, and secondly how good he was at it! As soon as we went live, we had about 50 people watching me paint, and Sam was commentating for me! And he was really good at it! I guess he might be a broadcaster one day because the next thing I knew, he was talking to my audience, and asking me good questions about my painting. I was so proud of him! All of the sudden the Live painting sort of became, “What would Sam say next, and not about my painting!
Those classes also helped me have more courage to start sharing more on instagram whether it's live, or on my stories. Which inevitably pushed me to paint more! I’ve always loved painting landscapes and since I have been home painting so much I hope my craft is getting better and better. After all, that’s the goal right? To glorify God in all we do, and to do it to the best of our ability!
– Peyton Hutchinson
Peyton is our selected artist for the My Mississippi Art Box for the third quarter. Each box, 10″x10″x5″ or smaller, contains an original piece of art from our of our talented Mississippi artists! Each box is shipped free and will start shipping the first week of October. The featured artist is already working on the pieces for shipment, but we are keeping it a secret until the first box is packed and shipped off!