Award-winning artist Shannon Hutchinson revealed her latest collection of oil paintings entitled ‘Dreamscapes’ at Horizons Art Gallery, in September of 2021, where she became the first artist in the region to launch a limited collection of 1/1 NFT’s in an exhibition alongside physical artwork. Her eagerly awaited 2022 exhibition is carded for September 20th to October 1st at Horizon’s 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 author, 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.