A former illustrator, artist Neal Hughes has been painting professionally for over 30 years. His paintings have been accepted into many local and national juried exhibitions such as the Oil Painters of America National and Regional Exhibitions. His work has also been juried into the International Marine Art Exhibition at the Gallery at Mystic Seaport, the ARC Salon and the National Exhibition of The American Society of Marine Artists.
Awards include an Award of Excellence from Oil Painters of America at the 2012 Eastern Regional Exhibition, the Maritime Gallery Yachting Award and an Award of Excellence at the prestigious International Marine Art Exhibition at the Gallery at Mystic Seaport. He was also awarded a Certificate of Excellence at the Fourteenth Annual Art of the Portrait Conference by the Portrait Society of America. In addition, Neal was the grand prize winner of the Utrecht 60th Anniversary Art Competition, winning the top prize out of over 12,000 entries and his work has been featured in American Artist Magazine as well as other publications.
Neal was elected a “Fellow” of the American Society of Marine Artists and is also a member of Oil Painters of America.
He is a graduate of The Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts) and resides in the historic town of Moorestown, New Jersey.
“New Jersey artist Neal Hughes uses his considerable artistic skills as an act of celebration and testament, and he is rewarded with inspiration that helps him make creative decisions that elevate his oil landscapes.” – M. Stephen Doherty, Editor, American Artist Magazine.