Melissa Hutton – A Contemporary Artist To Get Excited About
Melissa Hutton is a contemporary artist living in San Francisco. Her work draws from her personal experience and emotional reaction to the environment while confronting themes of isolation, abandonment, destruction and resilience. Melissa’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the United States. She is currently represented by the Hespe Gallery in San Francisco.
Some of her most well-known pieces are pop-inspired stormy panoramas littered with abandoned barns, looming gas stations and country highways slicing through fields (find examples below). Melissa explores the complexity of the American landscape by mixing mediums including spray enamel, resin and photography.
Melissa recently began creating belt buckles using her art as her inspiration. Each belt buckle is crafted by hand using a variety of materials including found objects, paint and resin. The leather belt straps are made from fine quality cowhide and are custom paired to each buckle. These belts are one-of-a-kind masterpieces that will certainly accessorize an outfit. I’m imaging the belts completing the simple white v-neck tee, skinny jeans and boot look. Here are a couple of examples of the belts she’s created.
To inquire about Melissa Hutton’s artwork and to see a complete list of available belts please contact Melissa directly.
- “SF. LIT UP” A Collection by Ryan Vicente
- “St. Art”
- Bonsoir Paris: The Duramen Wood Art Series
- Happy Sunday!
- You Can’t Fool Me
- Walls are Canvases: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
- ‘Melting Men’ a project by artist Nele Azevedo
- Visual Displays at Septieme Etage and Au Dela du Septieme Etage in Geneva, Switzerland
- Japanese Simplicity-Part 2: Bedding
- NIKE Crayons by Diem Chau & W+K