October 28 – November 19, 2022
Raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Bedford County, Virginia, George Hughes developed a deep appreciation for nature. While earning his Bachelor of Arts from VCU, he was immediately struck with the tension between the urban environment and the rural atmosphere to which he was accustom. VCU introduced Hughes to a more expressive style of working that was spontaneous and free forming through impressionistic landscape. Hughes focused on the improvisational mark and vivid color. Hughes has traveled all over the country visiting National Forests that have inspired his work. The exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.