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.