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Hugh G. Rice paints large Canadian prairie landscapes which are abstract, lively and colourful depicting the mood and vastness of the prairie. His small Irish landscapes, soft, flowing and subdued, capture the field patterns, and the mountains of the Glens of Antrim, Northern Ireland. Add Comment


Hugh G. Rice was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1946. He qualified in 1968 from St. Joseph__™s College of Education in Belfast with an Art Teachers Certificate (Distinction) and a Certificate in Education (First). His early career was spent teaching secondary and tertiary levels in Belfast before relocating to teach in Zambia, Central Africa in 1974.

While in Zambia he was Artistic Director of the Irish Wild Geese Association where his artwork was prized for hotel and theater displays. The later part of his thirteen years in Africa, were spent as a professor of Art and Design Education and Teacher Training at Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka, Zambia.

After returning to Ballycastle, Northern Ireland in 1986, Hugh extended his knowledge of art and education with the completion of his BA and MA (Education) with the Open University, UK. He continued to advance his knowledge with further doctoral research in modern painting techniques at the same University. In 1991, he exhibited a free standing sculpture "Reflections" in Dublin during the year it was the European City of Culture.

In addition to teaching at many primary and secondary schools in Northern Ireland, Hugh was an Art Consultant for the North Eastern Education and Library Board and was the founding member of Moyle Modern Artists, a community art group.

Throughout the years in which Hugh poured his heart into teaching and introducing new painting techniques to the art communities in which he lived, his own paintings were being admired and collected. Hugh__™s work can be found not only in Ireland and Africa, but also in the Netherlands, England, Israel, Australia and more recently Canada and the United States.


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