Elizabeth B. Hughes
I am an artist in Chester County near Coatesville, PA, working in watercolor and oils. My subjects are landscapes, flowers and still life.
My love of nature came from growing up in a state park in Upstate New York. It wasn’t until I neared retirement, however, that I began to paint. I wanted to capture the beauty of my surroundings.
Now I paint as often as possible. Spending time painting in my studio is very Zen-like. It is a great antidote to everyday stress. I especially enjoy the challenge of making objects appear to be 3-dimensional on a 2-dimensional surface.
Though mostly self-taught, I have taken classes from a number of Philadelphia area artists: Sarah Yeoman, Alice Meyer Wallace and Dena Ball, among others, for watercolor and Randall Graham and Bonnie Mettler for oils.
I have exhibited in juried and non-juried shows at the Plastic Club on Camac Street in Philadelphia, the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA, the Chester County Art Association in West Chester, PA, the Oxford Art Alliance in Oxford, PA. I have also participated in the Chester County Open Studio Tour for the last few years.