Neal Hughes is a former illustrator and a graduate of The Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts). He has been painting professionally for over 30 years.
Awards include First Place and Artists Choice Award - Cape Ann Plein Air, Artists Choice and Award of Distinction - En Plein Air Texas, First Place - Lighthouse Art Center Plein Air Festival, Best Plein Air painting - Plein Air Salon, First Place - Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival, Artists Choice Award - Door County Plein Air Festival, First Place and Artists Choice Award - Plein Air Rockies, Artists Choice Award - Mountain Maryland Plein Air, First Place - Bath County Plein Air Festival, First Place quick draw - Plein Air Easton, Award of Excellence from Oil Painters of America, Grand prize winner of the Utrecht 60th Anniversary Art Competition.
Work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine, Southwest Art, American Artist Magazine and other publications.
Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists, member of the Salmagundi Club and Oil Painters of America.
American Society of Marine Artists
Oil Painters of America