Collette Hughes

Biography

I’m 59 and work as a railway guard with Transport for Wales. I did well at Art in school but life took different directions. Later on I gained an OCN in design through evening classes. I then took advanced courses in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. As a hobby, I designed graphics for the craft market, digital stamps for card makers and cutting files for vinyl cutters. My desire to move to paint and canvas had been building for some time but working shifts and living in a rural area I had little opportunity to attend classes. In 2016 I found a solution when I signed up with ArtTutor. It was a life changing decision; within a few months painting had taken over my world.