Nicholas Hely Hutchinson
“I wake-up most mornings thinking about painting. Usually it is something that I have seen the day before….A long straight sunlit road, lined with telegraph poles…A sparrow hawk flips over the hedge…"
We are pleased to now represent Nicholas Hely Hutchinson - his first solo exhibition at the John Martin Gallery will be held in November 2023
Born in 1955, Nicholas Hely Hutchinson studied at St. Martins School of Art and Bristol Polytechnic (Fine Art).
Since his first one-man exhibition in 1984 Nicholas has exhibited consistently in London, Dublin and Hong Kong. His paintings have increasingly become more in demand and now feature in many private and corporate collections.
Nicholas has two children, and lives with his wife, and two lurchers in Dorset. He gets much of his inspiration from the surrounding countryside and the coast. He also travels to some of his favourite places to paint – particularly Venice, Paris, the West of Ireland and Cornwall.
"I am lucky to live in the middle of rural Dorset, not too far from the sea. The seasons and the constantly changing moods of the countryside are my inspiration. From large dramatic landscapes, where people and animals seem small under the passing clouds, to smaller things…A bird in a cold winter sky…This is what makes me want to paint… Moments of heartbreaking beauty, moments that take your breath away.”
Nicholas Hely HutchinsonRecent Paintings 30 Nov - 21 Dec 2023This will be the gallery's first exhibition by the painter Nicholas Hely Hutchinson with a show of recent work made on trips around the West country and East Anglia. Hely Hutchinson is fascinated by windswept coastlines and open spaces, giving him the freedom as a painter to scrutinise the effects of light with remarkable clarity. Often accompanied by his two lurchers, Hely Hutchinson's paintings sparkle with his delight in the natural world and the joy of being outdoors.