Roger Hutchings was born in Middlesex in 1943 into a family where artistic endeavor was as much a part of day-to-day life as breathing. His mother was well versed in an impressive range of arts and crafts, whilst his father was an extremely talented painter who spent much of his spare time sharing his love for painting with his three sons.
At the age of 10 Roger sadly lost his father, but continued to develop his own artistic education. When Roger left school his artistic skills had been so finely honed that he immediately found a position working as an illustrator for a publications company. At the age of 20, he and his brother decided to set up a studio together in the heart of Soho. London in the swinging sixties was an exciting place to be, and they were overwhelmed with work in the fields of design, animation and book illustration
At the beginning of the 1970s, Roger relocated to Yorkshire, having never been north of Watford Gap. He worked here for ten years as an Art Director until the company he worked for was taken over and he was forced to look at his life and decide what would be best for him and his family. It was at this time he decided to go back to the drawing board as he craved more creativity. He now lives in Bath where he paints in his own studio overlooking green fields and can give his full attention to painting for pleasure.