Presented by ARTicles Art Gallery in partnership with The Staybridge Suites
ArtNight at the Staybridge Suites Opening Reception: Thursday, August 24, 2017
The Staybridge Suites Downtown
940 Fifth Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – ARTicles Art Gallery and the Staybridge Suites proudly present SUN AND SHADOW: Life here and abroad, a solo exhibition featuring the vibrant work of Florida artist Linda Hugues. Set on the sunny beaches of Florida and in the bustling cities of Europe, her expressive oil paintings capture moments of beauty and tell stories of people in unguarded moments enjoying life together. The exhibition will be on view August 24 – November 13, 2017.
Linda Hugues is fascinated with the human figure and how it can subtly communicate a range of emotions. “I find the human form intriguing and beautiful,” she says, “and I use the body language of my subjects to shape the narrative of my paintings.” She works in oil on canvas with loose impressionistic brushwork, creating form in sunlight and shadow through color and value.
The artist’s work is based on photographs taken near her home in Florida and during her travels in Europe. “I am constantly on the lookout for people doing interesting things, in beautiful locations, in the perfect light … something which rarely happens at the same time,” she laughs. “So I take my photos back to the studio and compose paintings using the best elements from many shots.”
About: Linda Hugues was born in New Jersey and began traveling with her parents in Europe as a small child. She has degrees in mechanical engineering and interior design, and worked in both fields before beginning her career as an artist. Over the years she studied extensively and attended classes and workshops to learn drawing, painting, color, and composition. Her initial focus was on portraiture, and she painted commissioned portraits for over a decade. Now she combines genre painting with her love of travel, creating scenes of everyday life in beautiful settings. She works out of her studio in Tampa, Florida.
ArtNight is hosted by the Staybridge Suites as part of its Culture and Community Bridge program. This award-winning hotel seeks to deepen its involvement in the community by offering cultural events to both its own guests and to the community at large.
ARTicles Art Gallery is an award-winning art gallery in St. Petersburg, FL that represents some of Tampa Bay’s most recognized artists.
Print-ready images are attached to this email. Additional images available upon request. For additional information about ARTicles Art Gallery or the Staybridge Suites, contact Nathan Beard at 720-208-6020.