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Phil Hughes

I am a Manchester / Cheshire based artist working mainly in oils and acrylic. I have a background as an architect in England and The Middle East and I have been a visiting design tutor at the Universities of Cardiff & Liverpool.

Faces and figures provide me with most of my material. The fascination of portraits, for me, is in the way that a tiny dab of pigment can completely change the expression or personality of the subject. Even the simplest portrait is rich in meaning and can instantly convey impressions of age, intelligence, background, mood tastes……. I try to capture some of that but it’s also good to have ambiguity: something unresolved.

There is a simple joy in vibrant colours and part of my enjoyment of painting is finding ways – sometimes excuses – to use them. Some artists plan their work in great detail but I like to get something down quickly and then work it and rework it: pushing the paint around until something clicks.

I hope you find something to enjoy in my paintings.

Website: http://clikpic.com/philhughes

Email: hughes642@yahoo.co.uk

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Manchester M4 7JA
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