“My paintings are an unashamed and joyous celebration of life, a passionate defence of beauty and domestic harmony, steeped in the English Romantic tradition. I would like the work to stand as a symbol of promise in a world where satire and irony predominate, and to express our sense of existence through the recognition of the transforming power of colour and light.
Through the arrangement of shape, line, pattern and colour I try to conjure the lyrical and the dreamlike, a place at peace with itself. The still life and figure paintings do not generally represent an actual moment in time, but are rather the result of a process of reflection, recollection and reinvention, a distillation of human experience. the flowers in the jug, or the nude on the bed belong not to now, but to all time, just as the abstract elements of colour and light are timeless, and connect us to both the past and the future, to the visible world, and to the invisible.”
Viewing Hugo's Work
- Findlay Galleries, Fifth Avenue, New York
- Findlay Galleries, Palm Beach, Florida
- Cricket Fine Art, London
- Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh
- Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Stockbridge, Hampshire
- McAllister Thomas Fine Art, Godalming, Surrey
- Gallery Tresco, Isles of Scilly
- David Simon Contemporary, Castle Cary, Somerset
Talking of Michelangelo
(HG 1251) Oil on Canvas 48" x 54"