Thomas Swift Hutton: A dab hand at depicting East Coast communities

We’ve updated the cover photo over on the Tynemouth Fine Art Facebook page.

The current image is a detail from a painting by Thomas Swift Hutton (1860-c1935).

Hutton was a prolific artist who seems to have painted at almost every coastal community on the North East Coast between North Yorkshire and southern Scotland.

This painting is of Seaton Sluice in Northumberland, where Hutton is believed to have lived up until his death in c1935.

We like the way that on the lower right of this picture he’s included an image of an artist painting away at his easel.  Wonder if it’s a self portrait?  Or maybe its a caricature of one of the ‘Cullercoats School’ artists that Hutton would have known?

Thomas Swift Hutton exhibited four of his paintings at the special Newcastle Exhibition organised by The New English Art Club in 1893. They were:

  • Farne Islands from Stag Rocks, Bamburgh
  • A Grey Day, Holy Island
  • Primrose Hill Point, Bamburgh
  • Stag Rocks, Bamburgh

We usually have some original paintings by Hutton in the Tynemouth Fine Art Gallery stock and at the moment we also have some recently produced limited edition reproductions of his paintings of Seaton Sluice, Scarborough, Staithes and Runswick.

Watercolour painting of Seaton Sluice by Thomas Swift Hutton

Seaton Sluice, Northumberland

After an original watercolour by Thomas Swift Hutton

Limited edition print 32/800

31cms x 54cms