More Works By Daniel Hughes Oil On Canvas 2023
14 × 12 in 35.56 × 30.48 cm

About Apollo

It is a striking portrait. Canadian artist Daniel Hughes is known for his stunning, realistic paintings. Hughes' attention to detail, the natural colour palette and ‘true to life’ rendering creates a dramatic image. This portrait of a young man, shaved head, his neck, lower face, and shoulders covered in black tattoos is powerful.

“My work is about process and my reaction to the subjects of my paintings. I try to give importance to everything in the picture and to how light passes over and around the subject. Mark making and measuring to deal with proportion and structure become of paramount importance to me.” Dan Hughes

After completing his MFA at New York Academy of Art in 1995, Hughes studied in Florence, Italy through the Ontario College of Art. Hughes received the Elizabeth Greenshields Award for Figurative Art in 1991 and 1995. He has had solo shows throughout Canada, England and the US, and was part of a prestigious group show at The National Portrait Gallery in London (2005).