Artist's Statement

“I was never good at colouring within the lines so creating hooked images, using a variety of less common materials, fits me perfectly. My body of work has always been inspired by the sea and the people who play in or on the water."

About the Artist

Donna Hutchinson lives on the Gulf Shore on the Northumberland Strait of Nova Scotia where she retired from teaching in 2004. With broad vistas of ocean, a variety of wildlife and a spectacular view of three provinces linked by the bridge to PEI, the magic of this landscape is captured by her passion for traditional rug hooking.

Donna, a fibre artist, creates joyous and whimsical hooked rugs and wall hangings. She uses mainly recycled materials including wool, yarn, silk, lace, fleece, and even Stanfield’s wool underwear! Donna is a member of RHGNS (Rug Hookers’ Guild of NS), Remsheg Hookers’ Guild, and The Pugwash Artist Collective. She has mounted a solo show, and has participated in various art group shows. She has sold dozens of art mats that hang in homes across Canada; created works on commission, and donated rugs to charitable organizations for fundraising.

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