About

My painting practise is split into two disciplines. The first is working from life, on location or “en plein air”. I travel around with my pochade box in a backpack, looking for the perfect view or composition and paint small pieces to capture the moment in a single sitting. I adore the outdoors, just being out there, immersed in the elements is as rewarding to me as making the paintings themselves.

The second discipline is studio work. Painting indoors means having the time, space and controlled lighting to change pace and slow down. I plan my compositions carefully and paint multiple layers over the course of a few days. Studio painting is where I get to use all the info and skills I have collected whilst working outside and focus more on composition, mark making and colour harmony.

I live in Bristol, U.K. with my partner and two children.

mail@tomhughespainting.co.uk