Art 022 War-Horse

Biography: Jonathan Hutchins

Born: 27th October 1953, Newton Abbot, Devon

Son of a UNESCO expect, I travelled to Syria in 1963, Damascus Community School 1965. 1968-72 - English School Nicosia.

South Devon Technical College, Art Foundation-1972-3. Cardiff College of Art to study Fine Art, qualifying with a B.A. Fine Art in 1976. PGCAE, Birmingham Polytechnic, School of Art Education 1976-7
In 1977 art teacher, Green Acres School, Kenya.

Metropolitan Wharf Studios in Wapping 1980-81 .Social Work jobs Employed in -Education until 2000. Harrow College from 2005.

June 2014 to present - working full time on works related to WW1 themes.

I was born in Newton Abbot, Devon. My father was a UNESCO expert and so much of my childhood and youth spent in Syria and Cyprus. After a year’s Art Foundation I Studied Fine Art, at Cardiff College of Art, followed by teacher training in Birmingham.

In 1977 I went to Kenya and worked as an art teacher, there I traveled extensively and developed an interest in the artistic traditions of the African Culture.  In 1980 I moved back to London to work on own art and rented a studio at the Metropolitan.

During this period I was working along-side many emerging artist in Wharf, Wapping at that time. I was employed as a play leader with Camden Council from1982-1992. I worked on art projects with the children, painting murals. Following further teacher training and social work jobs, I decided at the millennium that I would devote myself again to painting. To that end I began attending weekly life classes and I had a studio built in the garden of my house in Northwood.  Almost all of the art on this web site has been produced post 2000 and since 2006 I have been working part-time at Harrow College.

In January 2007 I began work on Stations of the Cross, fourteen paintings on the Passion of Christ, for Pinner Parish Church.  I have now extended my work on this religious theme to paintings on ‘The Women of Jerusalem’ and a second series of The Stations of the Cross, this time in a more traditional form.

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