After gaining a BA in Art & Design from Bradford Art College, followed by an MA in Interior Design from Manchester University, Clare Hughes set up her own business, working as an interior designer for the next thirty years.
In 2008 she moved to Cornwall and recently took the opportunity to return to painting. Using acrylics, she has developed an appreciative eye, not only for the drama of Cornwall's coastline, but also for the iconic remains of its tin mining industry.
Clare Hughes is a regular exhibitor at St Ives Arts Club, and also at STISA open shows. She joined Taking Space, a group of women artists, in 2017.
Painting in acrylics
2017: STISA Christmas Open Exhibition (25 Nov-2 Jan)
2018: Taking Space, Crypt Gallery, St Ives (24-30 March)
2018: STISA Spring Open Exhibition (28 April-22 May)
2018: Far and Near : Two Views of Cornwall, Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery (1-12 Oct)
2018: Taking Space, Rock Institute, Rock (16-21 Oct)
2018: STISA Christmas Open Exhibition (24 Nov-2 Jan)
2019: Taking Space, Crypt Gallery, St Ives (4-17 May)
2019: St Ives Arts Club (24 May-7 June)
2019: Cornish Summer, Morvah Schoolhouse, Morvah (25 May-14 June)
2019: Taking Space, Morvah Schoolhouse, Morvah (24 Aug-6 Sept)
2019: Monday Afternoon Members Group, St Ives Arts Club (12-25 Oct)
2019: Taking Space, Rock Institute, Rock (22-27 Oct)
2019: Artist of the Month, Morvah Schoolhouse, Morvah (5 Dec-5 Jan)
2020: St Ives Arts Club (16-29 May)
St Ives Arts Club