Self Portrait (2021)

More Works By Daniel Hughes Oil On Canvas 2021
32 × 32 in 81.28 × 81.28 cm

About Self Portrait (2021)

In this haunting self-portrait by Canadian realist Dan Hughes, the artist’s face seems to emerge from a rich red background. Hughes is known for his sensitive and engaging figurative work and expressive use of colour. Here, the artist is looking directly at the viewer, a serious expression evident behind the glasses and the graying beard.

“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).