As spring turns into summer, Paris-based artist Claudia Hutchins is in her element, painting the flowers that one can find all over the French capital – from the Jardin du Luxembourg to the roads along the river Seine.
|Claudia Hutchins in her studio.|
Born in California, Hutchins has lived in France for most of her life and has taught art classes to both children and adults.
She conducted outdoor classes for about 15 years and has introduced aspiring artists to the difficult genre of water-color painting.
“I’ve always wanted to give something back,” she says of the teaching and the volunteer work she does in her adopted country. “It’s a small way to help bring about change.”
Hutchins’ art spans nature scenes, still life, human portraits and animals. She’s currently working on a series of beach paintings and has developed postcards based on her playful cat portraits.
For more information: http://claudiahutchins.com/