Born in the US in 1965, Tom Hughes has been a full-time artist since 1992, after having been staff artist at The Christian Science Monitor newspaper in the 1980's. Hughes paints figures, portraits and landscapes in various media: oil, acrylic, watercolor and alkyd. He has had solo exhibitions at galleries in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, the New England states, and France. His work has been featured in American Artist Watercolor magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur, for which he painted the magazine's publisher Eric Rhoads's portrait in oils. Tom Hughes is one of the artists whose work is featured in a book about watercolor painting skills, Watercolor Painting by Tom Hoffmann, published in 2012 by Watson-Guptill. He also frequently teaches plein air painting workshops in his area as well as in Troo, France. Hughes now lives with his wife Charlene in Alameda, California. More of his work can be seen at www.tomhughespaintings.com. Information about Hughes's plein air workshops can be found at www.pleinairfrance.com.