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ELAINE HUGHES

I hope that someone looking at my paintings will stop, be still, and realize the beauty in the simple moments of their lives.

I create all of my works with a palette knife due to the texture and movement it gives to the painting. The focus of much of my artwork has been on children and families. Having been born and raised in Southern California, I have developed a love for the coast and I will usually make it the setting for my paintings.

Argentine tango dancing is my passion. I try to paint the feeling that the dance evokes as opposed to the movement. The connection between partners is the essence of the dance. In painting and dancing, technical ability falls short without heart and soul.