Patty Hughes

I am a retired educator who has been drawing and painting for about eighteen years. For the most part I am a self-taught artist and I have benefited from many workshops with outstanding instructors including Don Andrews, Mary Todd Beam, Carla O’Connor, Frank Francese, Judi Betts, Nita Leland, and John Salminen. I have received numerous awards for my work.  I work mostly in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media and enjoy creating abstract and non-objective pieces.


Since I started painting late in life, I was not sure of my purpose, but felt the strong pull to discover what I was meant to create.  What a journey it has been and continues to be!  Much of my work concentrates on intuitive painting, discovering where I am going in a painting as I travel through the process. Some of my work is deliberate, perhaps a mixed media piece of an incredible mountain scene or an abstract representation of a raptor in flight. My love of nature and my surroundings is evident in my plein air pieces along with my work done in my studio.


I am so drawn to the process of visual art and hope that my work evokes emotion when the resulting product is revealed. I love to share the gift I have been given with others!

Living on the Edge-mixed media-P.Hughes.
What Lies Ahead-mixed
The Awakening
Walk on the Wild Side
The Hood
The Human Spirit
Garden of the Gods
Mixed media by Patty Hughes.

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