John Hitchens

Photograph by Anne Katrin Purkiss

Born in 1940, John Hitchens’ paintings are primarily concerned with the depiction of pattern and texture within a landscape.

His works have captured the South Downs and the countryside of West Sussex, as well as the sceneries surrounding north Wales and north west Scotland. More recent works depict an abstract visual style, utilising earth colours and translating the features of his subjects into motifs.

Hitchens comes from a family of prominent British painters, including his father, Ivon Hitchens (1893- 1979) and grandfather, Alfred Hitchens (1861-1942). He studied at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham and has held many solo exhibitions since the 1960s.

His work is in several public and private collections across the world, including Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Towner Art Gallery and Ferens Art Gallery.

Hitchens lives and works near Petworth, West Sussex.