14" x 21"
23 x 17 Watercolor
Tom Hughes was born in Massachusetts in 1965. He left university to became a staff artist at the Christian Science Monitor newspaper, specializing in illustrations and mastering every medium - ink wash, block print, watercolor, monotype, acrylic, and scratchboard. Once referred to as "a genius" by renowned artist and author Charles Movalli, Hughes has had solo exhibitions in galleries throughout the US and France. He's proficient in several painting media including oil, acrylic, and watercolor; his subjects are diverse and range from figure painting, portrait, landscape, an still life.
Hughes's work has appeared in American Artist Watercolor magazine, and Tom Hoffman's book Watercolor Painting, published by Watson-Guptill in 2012. His portrait of the publisher B. Eric Rhoads was featured in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, His works have also been illustrated in SouthwestArt Magazine.
In 2018, Tom became a Signature Member of the Plein Air Painters of America. He also won three "bests" in the bimonthly PleinAir Salon competition; Best Acrylic (August/September 2018), Best Acrylic (October/November 2018) and Best Figure and Portrait (January/February 2019). In 2019, Tom Hughes won the $15,000 Grand Prize for his painting "Fog at Back Cove", acrylic, 40 x 60 inches, at the Plein Air Convention and Expo, in San Francisco.