1998--Artists Ask Artists--Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, Florida

1999, 2001, 2003--winners group exhibitions--Lakeland Public Library

2004--Group artist wall mural project of Florida's history--The Bartow Historical Museum, Bartow,

2004-2005--Murals for Classroom--First Presbyterian Church, Lakeland, Florida


1999--Signature membership--The Florida Watercolor Society

Ridge Art Association

Bartow Art Guild

Lakeland Art Guild

Imperial Art Gallery

High Country Watermedia Society

Ashe Counry Arts Council

Selected juried competitions:

1999, 2001--Lakeland Art Guild--Honorable Mentions

2001--Orlando Museum of Art--My painting was chosen to commemorate Grandma Moses in the 21
st Century

2002--Florida Watercolor Society--Pathfinder Award

2002--Lakeland Art Guild--Peoples Choice Award

2003--Melvin Gallery @ Florida Southern College--Lakeland Art Guild--First Place

2003--WASH National and International Watercolor Show--Houston, Texas--Special Judges
Recognition Award

2003--Visual Art Center of Panama City--Honorable Mention

2003--Lakeland Art Guild--Merit Award

Purchase Awards:

2002--Lakeland Public Library--competition winner celebrating 75 years with the Diamond Jubilee

At the present time, the majority of my work consists of private commissions. My personal work is
displayed at j rowan galleries, inc. in Lakeland, Florida, and other galleries throughout the central
Florida region .
My passion for art began in mid-life. In the early years, my love was music and my
education was in nursing.  Motherhood then became my focus. After raising three
children with my husband, my creative yearning began.

I began by studying and practicing the techniques of the Masters.  First I studied
drawing, and then turned to painting. Transparent watercolor is my medium of
choice because of the many challenges it presents.  I am a figurative artist and love
the sensitive character of portrait studies.  I work from life to capture that special
personality; however I also use photographs to study the nuisances of color and
shadow without hindrance of time.  I prefer candid images—seeking to grasp just
the right expressions.

Figures are my first love, but I find joy in all living things and love painting plants,
flowers, animals and even those wonderful insects.  

I search for the challenge of new techniques, new ideas, and I am always on the
quest for another character study.

Lynne Hughes

"My love of watercolor, with its many challenges, began in 1994.  I enjoy
painting candid, real-life images and strive to transfer my feeling of the subject
to the viewer through layers of color, shadow, and texture.  My quest in the
journey of art is to capture the essence of daily life seen in the inner spirit of
the young and old."

-Lynne Hughes
Artist Statement