Sometimes we pause during the exigencies that make up our day and, upon reflection, change our mind or take another course of action. Maybe it was an emotion or a feeling that, upon reflection, causes us to reconsider our situation and adjust our perception. These paintings place the land, the trees and the elements of nature directly between the sky and the water so that we can perceive them directly and also see their mirrored "otherness" that hovers, like a memory, just a little bit below the surface.
-Stephen Hutchings 2013
Stephen Hutchings was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1948. He received a B.A. in Art History from the University of Toronto and attended the Ontario College of Art in the early 1970s.
Hutchings' work can be found in numerous museum, corporate and private collections in Canada,
the United States and Europe including Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Museum London, Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery, The Banff Centre, University of Toronto, Air Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs, Four Seasons Hotel, Milestones Restaurants, RBC, Scotiabank, Stikeman Elliott, Sun Life, Swiss Bank (Canada).
Stephen Hutchings' work has been featured in a number of museum exhibitions over the last few decades, most recently Landscapes For the End of Time organized by the Glenbow Museum, Calgary (travelling) in 2012-13 and Fury at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa in 2012-13.
Stephen Hutchings lives and works in Ottawa.