Artist's Mother Margaret

More Works By Daniel Hughes Oil On Canvas 2020
16 × 10 in 40.64 × 25.4 cm

About Artist's Mother Margaret

In this beautifully rendered oil painting, Dan Hughes has captured a glowing and sensitive portrait of his mother, Margaret. The Canadian realist is known for his finely detailed ‘true to life’ portraits. In this one, an older woman exudes confidence as she looks directly at the viewer; sunlight illuminating one side of her face; the fine lines of her skin painted with care. The colour palette—mauves, grays, pale yellow, pinks and reds is soft and natural.

“Painting for me…is about moments…capturing moments.” 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).