Vincent Hughes attempts to capture the unique light and texture of a particular moment in remote locations. Painting en plein air is not just a visual experience. All the senses take in the scene: fragrant vegetation; a warm breeze; the chatter of birds and buzzing insects; a distant foghorn, the rising tide lapping at one’s feet. It is hoped that these sensations find their way into each painting.
After receiving his BFA from VCU, Vincent put aside fine art to pursue a career as an art director. Living in Rome in the 90’s, he was inspired to take up painting once again, and now creates landscapes and figurative works in watercolor, oil and encaustic.
His artwork has been exhibited at the Warehouse Gallery and Results on Capital Hill in Washington, DC, Rockville ARTs, The Gunpowder River Artfest and at Galleria Don Bosco in Maryland, the Peninsula Gallery and St. Peter’s Art Show in Lewes, DE, The Arts & Jazz Festival at The Freeman Stage at Bayside, and the Rehoboth Art League Outdoor Art Show, also in Delaware.