Meet the Artist: Patrick Hughes

Read our exclusive interview with Patrick Hughes, a long-time AOAP support. Patrick has submitted a card for our annual Winter Auction. Patrick discusses his artistic inspirations, his upcoming shows, and shares a tidbit about the card he submitted. 

Can you tell us about your artistic journey?

My first solo show was when I was twenty-one, sixty-two years ago, in Mayfair. Then I was living in Leeds and working at Leeds College of Art, since then I have lived in London, St Ives, New York and now London, where I have been in my Shoreditch studio for twenty-seven years.

Who or what inspires your art?

I am inspired by Paul Klee and Rene Magritte, Klee for his ability to lay in composition, Magritte for his poetry and philosophy.

 Which exhibitions are you most excited for in the next six months?

I am pleased to be having an exhibition in New York, November to January. The exhibition will be at Adelson Galleries - find out more information here.

We greatly appreciate your long-time support of Art on a Postcard; can you tell us a little more about the card submitted for this auction?

I first tried to depict fear itself in the 1970s. We are own worst enemies. There is nothing to be frightened about, be not frightened of thine own shadow.

Bid on Patrick's lot in the auction: Lot 359, 'Shadowed'


We recorded a podcast episode with Patrick for our 'Art in the time of Quarantine' series - listen to the full episode here on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Soundcloud.

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