2007 Phyllis Hughes
Phyllis W. Hughes
Phyllis started painting early in life at the Wadsworth Athenaeum in 1939, where she was fortunate to have a series of excellent teachers trained in rigorous classic methods and encouraged experimentation and interpretation of the visual experience. She now passes this training on to adult students in Lexington and Concord, as she also did to students at Concord Academy from 1970 to 1980. Phyllis is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Concord Art Association, the JPG Scholarship Fund for Visual and Performing Arts and Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts. She has a studio in Carlisle. She uses oils, acrylics, and various drawing mediums.
Phyllis is currently a Distinguished Artist at the Concord Art Association, past chair of the Painters’ Guild of the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society and has been a Concord-Carlisle Continuing Education teacher since 1967. She teaches oil and acrylic painting and is Coordinator of Faculty at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society.
Phyllis has had numerous solo shows and has won prizes in group exhibits in surrounding towns and in the Southwest and in Western New York where she has lived when not in New England. In 1971 she drew “Main Street, Acton” for the League of Women Voters, now in its fifth edition. She calculates that she has drawn almost two miles of Concord houses including the entire milldam in the center of Concord and the town centers of Carlisle and Westford.
Phyllis heartily supports cultural literacy in literature, music, and art, and wishes there were international exhibits, concerts and competitions in these fields instead of wars.
2007 Exhibit in the Corridor Gallery at Hancock Church