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Gareth Hughes



Art Style

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Figurative / Expressive



I studied Fine Art at the Universities of Coventry and Reading prior to undertaking a Visiting Fellowship at the Yale Center of British Art. I have exhibited quite widely in the UK and abroad, including shows in the USA, China, Germany and Hungary. I currently combine my art practice with being a Head of Art at an independent school in Essex. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a cluster of more recent exhibitions have included being featured in the ‘Being Human’ Festival in London.

I paint predominantly in a figurative manner with oil paints and canvas, as well as in digital paintings. I gravitate towards creating work for my own personal and others’ fulfilment, and with an overriding wish to help parts of society. Recent work supports charitable causes such as ‘Hope for Justice’ , the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust & the NHS. Old film stills – reimagined – bear a fresh relevance to current times. These mix with primary source matter as well such as, more lately, portraits of NHS workers. Canvas works are created at speed, often within the space of a couple of hours, regarding the duration of painting as conceptual in line with the chosen subject matter.



Exhibition History

Solo & Group Exhibitions include:

  • Lanchester Gallery & Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry
  • Ludwig Museum of Art, Aachen, Germany
  • Galerie Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Recent Group Exhibitions in 2020 – 21 include:

– ‘The Wilderness Exhibition’, St Pancras New Church, London
– ‘2020 Art Competition’ & ‘Seasons’ exhibitions, King House Art Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon
– Being Human Exhibition / Festival, Queen Mary University, London
– Get Carter / Ted Lewis 50th Anniversary Exhibition, 2021 Visual Arts Centre, Lincolnshire


Education History
  • BA Hons Fine Art, First Class, Coventry University
  • Master in Fine Art, University of Reading
  • Boise Scholar, Slade School of Fine Art


Member of

FRSA (Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts)


Awards and Trophies

Boise Scholarship

UK representative at the European Germinations Art Workshop, Germany

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