Award-winning artist Shannon Hutchinson will be revealing her latest eagerly awaited collection of oil paintings entitled ‘Dreamscapes’ at Horizons Art Gallery. Shannon is a true polymath. This Renaissance woman has successful careers in art and aviation. She also has a legitimate claim to the titles entrepreneur, philanthropist, travel pro, holistic health, wellness and beauty guru, and Carnival icon.
Shannon’s passions for Art and Aviation developed simultaneously. As a pilot’s daughter, she developed a love for flying, and as she traveled and experienced new cultures her talent in the arts was discovered and nurtured. By the time she was 20 years old, she was already a fully certified commercial pilot. With no flying jobs available, Shannon went to Canada where she studied Fine Art at OCAD University. She went on to earn her BFA in Florence Italy, specializing in drawing and painting. Her appreciation of classical approaches to painting was cultivated in Italy. She followed that with a Masters Painting course from internationally renowned modern master, Peter Doig, and considers the experience a fulfilling turning point in her artistic career.
Shannon has a preference for oils and loves to experiment with her painting technique, often making her own paints from raw pigments and incorporating fine copper dust or aviation maps into her work. She is known for her glossy seascapes that are heavily influenced by her career as a pilot.
Recognized from practically the start of her career, Shannon’s work has won multiple awards, including twice receiving the Canadian National “Millennium Excellence Award” for innovation in her field. She has shown in over fifty group exhibitions, held solo shows in Trinidad, Canada and Italy, and has work in private and corporate collections throughout the world.
Shannon Hutchinson’s exhibition ‘Dreamscapes’ will be hosted at Horizons Art Gallery. There will be a virtual opening which can be viewed online via Facebook on Tuesday 17th August 2021 at 6:30pm. This will be a live interactive event and viewers are encouraged to participate via message with questions and comments. The artist will be on hand to discuss her works and respond to viewers. You can make an engagement on the Horizon’s Art Gallery Facebook page.
Shannon’s exhibition can also be viewed in safe, comfortable surroundings at Horizons Art Gallery until August 28th. The Gallery is located at #37 Mucurapo Road, St. James. Opening hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Please call 628-9769 for further details.