David Gordon Hughes

David Gordon Hughes was born in Belfast in 1957 and was educated there. Married with two daughters, he lives and works in his native city.

Although receiving no formal artistic training in his youth, David took an early interest in the work of many early 20th century Irish and European artists.

Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Jack Butler Yeats, Paul Henry and enigmatic Markey Robinson, all had a profound effect on David. Gradually his self-taught talents developed to the point where, encouraged by artistic friends and gallery owners he felt able to show his work. His unique style met with immediate acclaim.

David’s success as an artist may best be explained in terms of his wonderfully effective use of colour. In the context of his paintings, subject and composition play and essentially secondary role to mood, atmosphere, texture and above all, layers of colour – colour within colour-all built on the luxurious grounds of gold leaf which forms the underlay to nearly all his work.