Clare Hughes

I am a painter/printmaker who works in a variety of techniques, acrylics, oils, mixed media and collagraphs and drypoint prints, mainly abstract work.

I am 80 years old and I have painted and created things most of my life. Throughout it has been my experience – where I have lived, who I’ve met, the people I’ve been lucky to share my life with, the challenges I’ve encountered – all have shape and given meaning to my work at different times and stages.

The ancient landscape and archaeology of Ireland were seminal influences, the great Neolithic cairns with their elaborate carvings and solar alignments of the Boyne River Valley.

My drawings, paintings and prints are not necessarily pictorial representations of any particular scene but in the process of their making I use a variety of techniques in order to evoke the sense of place or things in their material textures and colour.  The artists whose work were influential are Paul Klee, Antoni Tapes and Prunella Clough also the Abstract Expressionists for colour and painterly brush work.

Open days

  • Saturday 30 April
  • Monday 2nd May (Bank Holiday)
  • Saturday 7th May

Studio location

Unit 5
Block A
Portland Works
Randall Street
S2 4SJ

About this studio

Large, airy room shared by five female artists who work in a variety of media.

  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my art
  • Artists’ workshops and tuition are available

Contact me as follows:

m: 07598 486 936

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