"After the Storm"
Stephen Hutchings, "After the Storm," charcoal and oil on canvas, 46" x 66".
Opening Night: Thursday, March 5, 6-9pm
with Stephen Hutchings in attendance, Artist Talk at 7pm
Stephen Hutchings’ work is based in drawing, an interest he has had since childhood. Hutchings’ academic background includes studies in biology, literature and fine art, graduating with a degree in Art History. On a technical level, his paintings combine 19th Century photographic techniques with charcoal drawing directly on the canvas. Colour is applied through the application of layers of oil glazes, or tints; each canvas may receive up to ten such layers. The final result is a presentation of the unique refinement and energetic qualities that only a drawing can provide.