Mary HutchinsAmerican, b. 1945
Lyrical and expressive, Mary Hutchins’ oil paintings and drawings are reflective of her interest in music and movement, sound and light and the shifted, fractured way gestures can move across a canvas. Other influences include works by other artists (Richard Serra’s in Kitty’s Garden) and oriental and asian characters, so much so that some of the works appear to be written in some mysterious and ancient language. If the viewer allows the time to look at the paintings and absorb them fully, they return a spectacular gift.
Mary Hutchins received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Painting in 1969. Hutchins has twice been a recipient of the prestigious residency the the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire as well as the Margaret Nerone Prize granted by the Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, Rhode Island.