JUNE 2022: Phoebe Hughes

JUNE 2022: Phoebe Hughes

Phoebe Hughes is a 24 year old Bermudian artist working full time in London. She graduated from Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art Painting, in 2018. Colour forms a large part of her practice; she is naturally drawn to create vibrant scenes with exaggerated colours. She also likes to add imagined elements into her paintings, whether a change in colour, foliage that isn’t there or certain objects placed to add meaning or greater visual interest.

Preferring to work large scale, especially with her portraits, Hughes finds that a painting closer to life size dominates a space more and demands the attention of its viewer. Her current series of paintings form a collective celebration of the different lives of Bermudians. Her hope is that each painting captivates its viewer in its own individual way, but that the series as a whole works together to reflect our shared Bermudian experience.

“I only have fond things to think about Bermuda and the people that live there. I want to feel as if the paintings are celebrating the everyday life and the ordinary in
Bermuda. The small things are the things I always miss the most when I am not home and that was the thought seed for this series.”

Website: www.phoebehughesart.com | Instagram: @phoebehughesart

*Phoebe will not be taking on any new commissions until 2023.



As pandemic rages, Phoebe Swallows her fears Heather Wood, Lifestyle Editor, The Royal Gazette

Masterworks to Feature Artist Phoebe Hughes Bernews

Hughes: 'Bermuda Will Always Be My Inspiration' Stephen Wright, Bernews



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