Working in painting, printmaking and ceramics, Holly Hughes is inspired by decorative arts and nature. Recent shows include a one-person show at John Davis Gallery, a group show in Naples, FL and a salon style museum installation, “Blazon”, at the Dorsky Museum. Holly is Professor Emeritus of painting at RISD.
Holly's Upcoming Workshops
Students have formal training in critical issues of 2-D art making, experience with public critiques and a solid portfolio of their artwork.
Aug 30 - Sep 3, 2021
The Not-So-Polite Decorative
Gleaning inspiration from the polite decorative arts, this class explores fresh avenues in studio practice that result in paintings from the riotous to the subtle. Discover diverse sources and develop skills to make works with wall power. Working with gouache and acrylic, exploit color and format, surface development and texture, modular construction and pattern, as well as rhythm and repetition. Explore tools, materials and supports customized to concept. Imagistic subject matter may be derived from nature, iconography from pop culture, or the thoroughly abstract.