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Thomas Hughes

Thanks for checking out my website. The great thing about this website is that you can either purchase the original artwork by contacting me or buy prints of the artwork on-line framed (or not framed) to your specs. Also, you have choices of the artwork on cups, handbags, pillows, T-shirts, and several other items for sale.

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Art has always been my passion. I've had a desire to create with a pencil, pen, or brush since childhood. I really enjoy watercolors. The medium is so fluid and has such brightness. I've taken up oil painting more recently. I use spontineity and experience to express a three dimensional form on a two dimensional surface. I try to work as loose as I can and have fun. And, for the most part, I do. Thomas Hughes was born in San Francisco, California in 1946 to Margaret and Thomas Hughes. He grew up in the Sunset District, very close to the ocean and attended Holy Name Grammar School from Kindergarten through 8th grade. He attended St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco for four years. He then matriculated to college at Seattle University in the late '60's and graduated with a BA degree in Social Work with a minor in Fine Arts. He studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Seattle Community College in the mid-seventies. He worked in the Graphics Arts field for almost 20 years. His first influences in art were the Sisters of Mercy(Holy Name), Jon Gnagy, Dong Kingman, and Ed Roth. Later on it was Nick Damascus, Val Laigo, Marvin Herrard,(teachers at Seattle U.), Monet, Seaurat, Picasso, Turner, and John Singer Sargent to name a few. He's had several showings of his work in Seattle in the '70's and '80's at local coffee houses before returning to the Bay Area in 1993. While living in San Bruno he had several shows there and in Pacifica. 'I now live on the Mendocino Coast of California, my studio a stones throw from the Pacific Ocean. Since moving here I've had showings of my work at The Headlands Coffee House, Reynolds, Artisans Village, and Mendocino/Otsuchi Art Exchange'.

 

 

Coast Weather 2 by Thomas Hughes

 

Coast Weather by Thomas Hughes

 

Forest Stream by Thomas Hughes

 

Garden Landscape by Thomas Hughes

 

San Francisco by Thomas Hughes

 

Seattle Skyline by Thomas Hughes

 

Garden House by Thomas Hughes

 

Harvard Scene by Thomas Hughes

 

Caspar, Ca by Thomas Hughes

 

Coast House2 by Thomas Hughes

 

Spring Flowers by Thomas Hughes

 

Abstract Landscape 1 by Thomas Hughes

 

Fishing in the Fog by Thomas Hughes

 

Albion House 2 by Thomas Hughes

 

Pond Flowers by Thomas Hughes

 

Seal Rock and Cliff House by Thomas Hughes

 

Los Angeles by Thomas Hughes

 

The Fitting 1 by Thomas Hughes

 

Guitar Player by Thomas Hughes

 

Urban Park by Thomas Hughes

 

Brookine, Ma Street by Thomas Hughes

 

Klondike Town 1992 by Thomas Hughes

 

Boat Harbor by Thomas Hughes

 

Through The Fence by Thomas Hughes

 

Desert Landscape by Thomas Hughes

 

Fall by Thomas Hughes

 

Beach Rocks by Thomas Hughes