Paper Sculpture, Paintings,
and Drawings

Artist’s Bio

Lonnie Hutson is an artist, guide and wilderness outfitter. He holds a BA in Architecture from University of Washington and an MFA in studio art from University of Idaho.

While a student at the UW, Lonnie began exploring rivers and after graduating he went to work as a guide for Martin Litton, a world-renowned environmentalist and founder of Grand Canyon Dories.

Lonnie spent the next 20 years working as a whitewater and fishing guide and in 1999 co-founded Salmon River Dories, Inc. dba Sundog Expeditions with his wife Gail Siegel. They and their crew conduct extended wilderness adventure and river trips in Alaska, Oregon and in Idaho on the Salmon River.

At his home near rural Deary, Idaho, Lonnie spends the winter months in his studio/shop making artwork that reflects his connection with wilderness and his concerns for a sustainable environment.

Lonnie’s new series of handmade relief sculptures, 38 Minus: The Idaho Fish Project, was exhibited the UI Prichard Art Gallery Feb. - Mar. 2014 and continues to travel around the state.. He has received project support grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, the American Fisheries Society Western Region and Idaho chapters and the UI Foundation for the production of an extensive catalog and to travel the exhibition throughout Idaho.

Lonnie’s artwork has been including the traveling group exhibit “Confluence, Art of the Trout Fly” organized by the Prichard in 1999 and the Seventh Idaho Biennial Exhibition at the Boise Art Museum in 1992.