I paint what I now and where I live and feel compelled to transmute an appreciation and awareness through my art of the need to conserve the often taken for granted.

‘Seaburbia’ - a continuing series born from this ethos explores the cultural memory and heritage of the quintessential Australian beach house and the value of a more simple way of life.

Painted in acrylic and oil, patterned, layered and rubbed back to achieve a weatherworn texture recalling the erosion of matter over time and the residues of nostalgia and decay.

Composed from my own photographs, referencing memories and reminiscing retro colour I’m documenting the essence of coastal living lost to time and development.

John Hutchinson