Paintings by Len Hughes
Watercolours and Oils

Len Hughes - here's some information about me as an artist

Len getting ready to paint out of Cucugnan, France in 2009

I live in London, Ontario, Canada and paint primarily in watercolour.  I particularly love the transparency, fluidity, speed and convenience of watercolours and often use it in rich applications of colour to exploit and explore the vibrancy and capabilities of the medium.

I have been especially influenced by the works of the British artist, W. M. J. Turner, as well as  A. J. Casson and Franklin Carmichael in their use of colour to convey the effect of sunlight. My philosophy towards painting is modelled on that of Sir Winston Churchill, an accomplished artist in his own right, who said; "contentment is a joyride in a paint-box for which audacity is the only ticket."

Painting street scenes or landscapes featuring people, whether it is in my home town of London, Ontario or in other locations such as the Languedoc region of southern France or Ecuador is of particular interest to me.  My preference is to paint or sketch on location where I can truly experience the scene before me with all my senses.

I have exhibited and sold my work in solo and group exhibitions, and galleries in the London, Ontario region and at the McMichael Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario and have been privileged to receive various awards for my work .  I am a member of the Brush and Palette Club of London, and the Gallery Painting Group of London.  I am also an Associate member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) and a member of the Central Ontario Art Association (COAA).  I also belong the London, Ontario chapter of Urban Sketchers International.

I am also available for commissions.