Collage is also important to Hutchings’ painting practice, and the extreme contrast between the layers of thickly applied oil paint combined with flat materials, like paper, result in a lively surface. The works play with bold compositions and striking color schemes: in several images the objects are abruptly cut at the corner of the image, and bright colors of red and yellow are juxtaposed with muted grays and blacks.
Hutchings’ still life works show the power of and bring new life to one of the oldest genres in art history. She received her BFA with First Class Honours from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2019. Since then Hutchings has shown in several group and solo exhibitions in Europe, USA and Asia.