john hughes About
Born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1957 and began painting at age 10, I grew up in and around the coastal wetlands and "pine barrens" of southern New Jersey. My current work is reminiscent of the beauty and mystery of these often remote areas I enjoyed as a boy. Thru a series of photographs taken in select locations and under varied light conditions I hope to capture the more improbable patterns and shapes found in nature in order to express a sense of the sublime. I'm drawn to places where textures seem to collide and abstract forms emerge. The viewer, in my paintings, often finds himself standing between the developed and undeveloped world suspended between the familiar and the unseen. My work is a hybrid between traditional painting and the often unexpected accuracy of the photograph.
Education: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; 1974 __" 1977
My work is included in Private Collections in Philadelphia, New York, Charlottesville and is currently represented at Nichol__™s Gallery in Barboursville Virginia and also available online at johnhughesart.com.
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