“Creativity takes courage”
– Henri Matisse
That’s written in bold black marker on the wall of Hue’s studio.
Her studio is situated on the isle of Wight, in the famous coastal town of Cowes. A popular spot for sailing regattas in the UK.
She lives and works there with her two children and partner… A talented photographer in his own right.
Hue studied at Northampton University back in 1998. Gaining a 1st Class degree in Fine art Painting and Art History.
This led onto further study and creative pursuits into digital design and illustration in Brighton.
Now set within a coastal environment of sea and sand, you can see how Island living has influenced the direction of her work. Especially with the recent series of work in oils, called…’The little people’.
This had huge success internationally and she is now working on a new series of work. Looking at the human form and how its light and structure changes underwater.
Alongside this, a rise in interest from clients to revisit portraiture has been gaining ground this past few years.
Hue paints in oils on canvas, canvas panels or wooden panels. Each surface has their own reaction to how the paint is applied. All with identifiable strong colours and gestural brushstrokes.
Inspiration also comes from a wide range of painters. But to name a few… Klimt is definitely up there along with Van Goh, Degas and Monet. They continue to be a huge influence. Their use of colour and loose brushstrokes has left its mark on Hue’s Style.
Her work is exhibited in two of the top main galleries on the Isle of Wight. Kendalls Fine Art Gallery and Seaview Gallery. And Hue is due to be featured in a few mainland Galleries also by the end of the year.