iNDEPENDENT CREATIVE ARTISTS NETWORK

Bringing together the Creatives of Blackpool & The Fylde Coast

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BRIAN HUGHES

 

In the past I've illustrated both books and magazines, although nowadays I prefer to specialise in pen and ink sketches, and oil paintings - generally of local scenes but also branching into other genres such as steampunk, wildlife, architecture etc. One of my strongest points is figure illustration, which adds a photorealistic touch to my landscapes. I produce pen and ink illustrations which I then scan into the computer and colourise using an art package to be reproduced as prints. My oil paintings tend towards what I call 'vignettes' - that is moments lifted from life so that the viewer can provide their own narrative. I've also written and illustrated books on local history (as well as humorous science fiction), so I suppose I have quite an eclectic mix of strings to my bow.

 

 

 

Skills: I've made and edited videos (including animations) for songs that I've written and performed