|Artist Name:||Marion Hughes|
I have been painting for the last 20 years, 16 of those years have dedicated to watercolour. I have always been interested in drawing and painting and an introduction to Decorative Art got me started on my journey.
I like to paint varied subject matter but I always return to my passion to paint wild life and birds. I also paint landscape/seascape, still life and floral and still experiment with figurative and portraiture.
Over the years I have attended many workshops with well known artist/tutors mainly at Mitchell School of Art at Charles Sturt University situated in Bathurst, NSW, Grafton, NSW and Kurrajong, NSW to name a few.
Tutors who have influenced me are Keith Norris (deceased), Barry & Lucy McCann, Joseph Zbukvic, Denis Clark, Herman Pekel, Ron Muller, Neil Taylor, Lorraine Lewitzka, John Lovett , Amanda Hyatt and Helen Cottle. I spent a few years at Werrington Tafe NSW and Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney to hone my skills as I am predominantly self taught and needed the professional guidance and sometimes inspiration.
I have exhibited my work in several group exhibitions and solo exhibitions in 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013.
Awards & Achievements Include:
Exhibitions & Achievements
- Blacktown Annual Art Show NSW – 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2009.
- Camberwell Art Show Melbourne VIV – 2007.
- Sofala Art Show – 2006, 2007 – 1st 2nd and 3rd prizes in several categories.
- Winmalee Art Show NSW– 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009– Highly commended and Committee’s choice award.
- Penrith Art Show NSW– 2005, 2006, 2008– 1st (acrylic) 2nd (watercolour) Highly commended (Works on paper & Acrylic).
- Hawkesbury Art Show NSW – 2005.
- Springwood Art Show NSW – 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009.
- Mary McKillop Art Show – 2005, 2006.
- Kings School Art Show NSW – 2007, 2008, 2009.
- Glenside Art Show Adelaide SA – 2007, 2008.
- St Paul’s Art show Cranebrook NSW – 2007, 2008.
- Sydney Royal Easter Show NSW – 2008, 2009.
- Belingen Art Show NSW – 2011– 2nd prize watercolour, 2nd prize Traditional watercolour.
- Nexus Gallery Bellingen NSW – 2011 – Member’s Exhibition.
- Sea dreams Art Exhibition Community Arts on Goondoon Gladstone QLD – 2011.
- Solo Exhibition at Community Arts on Goondoon Gladstone – 2012.
- Martin Hanson Art Exhibition Gladstone Regional Art Gallery – 2010, 2012,2013.
- Wombat Factor Exhibition Gladstone Tondoon Gardens – 2013.
ART CLASSES GLADSTONE – ONGOING - COMMENCING AGAIN
in 2019 from 6th February, 2019
Cost is $140 per term paid in advance.
All art material supplied unless we are doing a special project.
Classes are on Tuesday from 10.00am to 12.00pm.
I also hold regular one day workshops – Dates to be advised as they occur.