Why do I paint watercolors?

. . . because they come vividly to the paper on the first approach. The work has to be rapid, the colors transparent, and the results are perishable, even on the best paper using the best pigments.

Galleries and museums protect their watercolor collections in storage. They can usually be seen only in occasional special exhibitions or by apointment. Rarely do you find them, dimly lit, in the regular galleries. Their colors fade on exposure to light.
This transience adds to my appreciation of them.

Click on this farmer, a central figure in the landscapes of southern France, as he exchanges his garden hoe for a paintbrush and introduces my watercolors . . .


Many of the paintings featured on this website are for sale.
Contact Peggy Hughes for information. E-mail Peggy at: info@phughes.org or call: 413.584.9612

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