#WOW Woman Of The Week – Pilot, Artist & Model, Shannon Hutchinson
The Morning Show with Michelle Borel featuring Pilot, Artist and Model, Shannon Hutchinson.
Shannon Hutchinson is the quintessential Renaissance woman, her experience spans the disciplines of art and aviation. She not only has a name that is synonymous with art and flying, but also holistic health and wellness, beauty and Carnival; she is also a social media guru, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Shannon’s passion for Art and Aviation developed simultaneously. She is a pilot’s daughter and developed a fascination for the cockpit as a child, and as an only child growing up in Couva, she loved spending free time drawing and painting.
Shannon started exhibiting her paintings when she was 14 years old, and at 15 years old she had already had her first solo exhibition.
Shannon started her private pilot’s license when she was 17 years old and by the time she was 20, she had her Canadian and Trinidad and Tobago Commercial pilot licenses.
After she finished her pilot licenses, she decided to further her studies in Art and began her studying at OCAD University in Toronto Canada. During the year between her switch to Art, she did a Masters Painting course with the world renowned British Artist Peter Doig, who now resides in her native country of Trinidad and Tobago. It was during that time, and doing her Fine Arts Thesis in Florence Italy, that she developed her signature style of painting.
Art and Aviation are both reflected in her current style, as she is known for her beautiful scenes that she captures in the cockpit of the planes she pilots. She also uses old cartography maps as the base of her work, which gives them a unique texture and elegance.
She launched her latest solo art exhibition “Chasing The Light” in May, 2017.
She continues to fly, paint, be the brand ambassador for both “Central Athletic Club” and the ID90Travel network, as well as working on her carnival section in Entice Carnival, ZENOBIA.
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