Clare Hughes

Clare HughesI work from a studio in my garden in Hayle, close to the spectacular north Cornish coastline.
After eleven years as an interior designer, in 1999 I decided to take some time out to return to university. On gaining an MA, I set up my own interior design business in 2001, which continues to thrive. However, moving from Bradford to Cornwall in 2009 re-ignited my desire to paint, and as my priorities have shifted I’ve consciously made the decision to invest more of my time in developing my art practice.
Inspiration for my work comes from the rich Cornish landscape we are surrounded by, from the beautiful coastal sea views to the rugged tin mine ruins and mining trails. I often venture out, armed with sketchbook and camera, and take photos, and then work on quick sketches from the surroundings. I follow this up by composing my paintings on canvas, plywood, and paper, using acrylics and watercolours.

I joined Taking Space in November 2017, and I see it as an excellent opportunity for expanding my friendships within the artistic community. By taking an active role in the group, I aim to help increase the visibility of women’s art in Cornwall. I have found Taking Space to be a friendly and inclusive group of women, who made me feel very welcome right from the start. I look forward to continuing working with the group and making the most of the exciting exhibiting opportunities they have to offer.

Email: clarehughesdesign@btinternet.com

https://www.clarehughesartist.co.uk


Secret Beach near St Agnes Cliffs

Secret Beach near St Agnes Cliffs
Acrylic on canvas
46 x 55cm

St Agnes Cliffs from the Sea

St Agnes Cliffs from the Sea
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50cm

St Agnes Prison 2

St Agnes Prison 2
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 50cm


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