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Julia Hutt is a self-taught visual artist and new mom from Dartmouth who lives in north end Halifax. Using traditional and digital mediums, her portraits contribute to the conversations about the challenges of motherhood, celebrating pregnant and postpartum bodies, and normalizing breastfeeding. Her work includes scenes of everyeverydaynts for moms and the challenge of finding time for self-expression.
1. What inspires your creative process?
My process is inspired by the strength of mothers. It takes so much to carry, give birth to and raise children and I am inspired by mothers energy and effort. I want to pay homage to moms and celebrate the difficulties moms face balancing their own passions with raising kids.
2. What do you hope your legacy will be?
Normalizing breastfeeding, pregnancy and postpartum bodies, and just moms being able to talk about the challenges they face without being called non-maternal.
3. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
The best piece of advice I've received would be to take yourself seriously in your art and not undervalue it. Charge what you want. Value your own time and energy.
4. What’s your favourite way to support local?
My favorite way to support local is to think about where I’m spending my money and intentionally spend it in small business or friends who make art or have heir own business."