On the Easel
The stories behind the paintings
Stormy Shore, Hutchinson Island, FL
Oil on Canvas | 20 x 16 in. | 2017
Set against a backdrop of gathering afternoon clouds, Stormy Shore, depicts wind swept Sabal palm trees and the turquoise summertime ocean on Hutchinson Island, FL.
An established sailor and boatsman, James Hutchinson has a great sense for the changing weather conditions as can be seen in the cloud formations and the surf.
This is a recent work from the Artist Studio. Please see tear sheet for full size image and details.
Dragon Head Bay, Jamaica
During the 1960's James Hutchinson and A.E. "Beanie" Backus painted in many of same locations. Hutchinson's sister Patricia was married to Backus and two families would travel together both in Florida and the Caribbean.
Dragon Head Bay is a small outpost along the Jamaican coastline near Montego Bay where Backus had acquired a small property. The view of the bay has been captured by both artists as they would frequently sit side by side and paint during their travels.
Silent Camp, The Royal Poinciana
Painted in 2012 Silent Camp has been in Hutchinson's personal studio collection. Capturing the quintessential Florida scene, Silent Camp, features many of the elements that distinguishes Hutchinson's landscape paintings; Florida marsh land, a Royal Poinciana, Native dugout, and a thatched hut.
Recognized for his work on Brighton and Big Cypress Reservations, Hutchinson's paintings depicting the life and views of the Florida Seminole Tribes is historically significant and unique to the artist.
The Three Sisters
Oil on Canvas | 32 x 20 in. | 2012
The Three Sisters, depicts three wind-swept Sabal Palms swaying with the tradewinds along the Florida coastline. Three Gulls wade in the foreground, foraging in the tide pools before sunset.