Florida Artists Group

  Area IV Member

  Lynne Hughes— Painter

Lynne Hughes

A Story Teller

 Lynne Hughes

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  Lynne Hughes
Lynne Hughes


Lynne Hughes

Granny's Dolly

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Lynne's Bio:

My passion for art began in mid-life. In the early years, my love was music and my
education was in nursing.  Motherhood then became my focus. After raising three
children with my husband, my creative yearning began.

I began by studying and practicing the techniques of the Masters.  First I studied
drawing, and then turned to painting. Transparent watercolor is my medium of
choice because of the many challenges it presents.  I am a figurative artist and love
the sensitive character of portrait studies.  I work from life to capture that special
personality; however I also use photographs to study the nuisances of color and
shadow without hindrance of time.  I prefer candid images—seeking to grasp just
the right expressions.

Figures are my first love, but I find joy in all living things and love painting plants,
flowers, animals and even those wonderful insects.  

I search for the challenge of new techniques, new ideas, and I am always on the
quest for another character study.

Artist Statement:

I  began painting and am a Signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, as well as, a member of the Florida Artists Group.  Watercolor, with all of its many challenges would be my favorite medium—graphite and acrylic to follow.  I love to paint people, but really almost anything alive---animals, insects, foliage—and want to convey their story.  My quest in the journey of art would always be to capture their essence.

Select Exhibitions:

Juried Competitions

2008   Melvin Gallery—Second Place
2008   Florida Artists Group Acceptance
2007   Ashe County Arts Council-NC
2007   Ridge Art Association---Award  of   Merit
2006   Lighthouse Center for the Arts-Tequesta, Florida-Merit Award
2005   Arts on the Park, Merit Award and Honorable Mention
2005   Bartow Art Guild--Best of Show
2005   Lake Wales Fine Art Exhibit, Best of Show, First Place-Watercolor
2004   “Granny’s Dolly”   Florida Watercolor Society   33rd Annual Exhibit-
            Gadsden Art Center, Quincy, FL
2004   Lakeland Art Guild, Merit Award
2003   “Wonder”  Florida Watercolor Society   32nd Anniversary Exhibit, Orlando City
            Hall-Terrace Gallery, Orlando, FL                              
2003   Visual Art Center of Panama City, Honorable Mention
2003   WASH National and International Watercolor Show-Houston, Texas, Special
            Judges Recognition Award
2003   Lakeland Art Guild Melvin Gallery, First Place
2002   “River Man”   Florida Watercolor Society  29th Anniversary Exhibition-Appleton    
            Museum of Art, Ocala, FL
2002   Lakeland Art Guild, People’s Choice Award
2001   Orlando Museum of Art, My painting was chosen to commemorate Grandma
            Moses in the 21st Century
2001   ”Good News”   Florida Watercolor Society  30th Anniversary Exhibition-Harriet      
            W. and George D Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray, Beach, FL —  Pathfinder Award
1999    “Our Lacemaker”   Florida Watercolor Society   28th Annual Exhibition, Dunedin
            Fine Art Center Gallery, Dunedin, FL
1999    Florida Watercolor Society Signature Membership
1998    “Treasurers Bagged Daily”  Florida Watercolor Society Museum of Arts and
S            ciences, Daytona, FL
1997    “Meditation”   Florida Watercolor Society  26th Anniversary Exhibit, The
            Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL

Purchase Awards:

2002   Lakeland Public Library, competition winner celebrating 75 years with the
            Diamond Jubilee Award


2007    Maltz Dinner Theater-Jupiter, Florida
2005    Polk Community College-Fine Arts Gallery, Winter Haven, Florida
2004    Platform Florida-Reality and Illusion, Lakeland, Florida
2006    Jupiter Medical Center Exhibit-Jupiter, Florida   
1998    Artists Ask Artists-Ridge Art Association, Lakeland, Florida

Mural Commissions:

2007   First Presbyterian Church-Classroom area
2006   First Presbyterian Church-Mural on canvas-Jesus and the Children
2004   Bartow Historical Museum Mural

Published Recognition:

2007   Spring and Fall issues
            My work was  recently published in the “Presence”:
            An International Journal of Spiritual Direction.     
2006   Artifacts Winter issue
2005   Artifacts Fall issue
2003   Artifacts Fall issue
2003   Artifacts Spring issue
1999   Artifacts April issue


Florida Artists Group
Florida Watercolor Society (Signature Member)
Lakeland Arts Guild Arts on the Park
Ridge Art Association