Neal Hughes

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Neal Hughes

United States

Neal Hughes is a graduate of The Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts) and resides in the historic town of Medford, New Jersey.

Neal is a Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists, a Signature member of Oil Painters of America, member of the Salmagundi Club, Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and the American Impressionist Society.

A former illustrator, Neal has been painting professionally for over 30 years. His work is part of the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art and he has been accepted into numerous juried exhibitions including the national exhibitions of the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of American, American Society of Marine Artists and the Portrait Society of America.  His work has also been juried into the International Marine Art Exhibition at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport and he has been a finalist at the ARC Salon numerous times.

His work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine, Southwest Art, American Artist, American Art Collector and other Publications.

Recent Awards:

Best of Show – Richeson75 Landscape, Seascape & Architecture 2020 competition
Cezanne, Best Use of Light Award – Olmsted Plein Air Invitational

Gold Medal – Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition
Artists Choice – Lighthouse Art Center Plein Air Competition and Festival
Best Nocturne – Lighthouse Art Center Plein Air Competition and Festival
Fourth Place – Lighthouse Art Center Plein Air Competition and Festival
Best of Show Award – Saint George Island Paint Out Plein Air Competition
Founders Vanishing Landscape Award – Olmstead Plein Air Invitational
Best Architectural Award – Wayne Plein Air Competition
Honorable Mention – Eureka Springs Plein Air Competition
Best Associate Award of Excellence – Oil Painters of America National Exhibition
Honorable Mention Award – 14th Annual ARC International Salon Competition
Best Nocturne – Gloucester Arts Festival Plein Air Competition
First Place – Gloucester Arts Festival Quick Draw
Second Place – Parrsboro Plein Air Competition
First Place – Parrsboro Plein Air Quick Draw
First Place – Paint Grand Traverse plein air competition
Second Place – Paint Grand Traverse Quick Draw
Second Place – Bath County Plein Air Festival
Best in Show Peer Review – Bath County Plein Air Festival
Third Place – Cape Ann Plein Air Festival and Competition
Best Architectural Painting – En Plein Air Texas Competition
Best Landscape – National Oil And Acrylic Painters Society Fall 2019 Online International Exhibition

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