Elaine L Hughes holds a Visual Arts Certificate from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension, having graduated with distinction in 2018. She now lives in Victoria, BC, where she is an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, exhibiting in both local shows and their Granville Island, Vancouver gallery. She is also an Associate Member of the Coast Collective, where she exhibits regularly and teaches workshops. Hughes works primarily in watercolour, and has participated in many group exhibitions in both Edmonton, AB, and the Victoria area, including both the Sooke Fine Arts Show and the Sidney Fine Art Show. Her work resides in numerous private collections.
Most of Hughes’ work are scenes of the natural landscape, untouched by humans. Many are scenes of mountains, which symbolize to her a hope that nature is large enough, enduring enough, to withstand humanity’s destructive occupation of this Earth. They stand barely touched by human greed and technology, and their vast beauty, infused with the power of nature, reminds us of the fleeting, tiny scale of human accomplishment.
Learn more about Elaine at http://elhughes.artsites.ca