My artwork derives from an overwhelming need to visually translate what I have seen or read, experienced or witnessed over a complex lifetime to date.  Emotion. Religion. Family. Friends. Past, present, estranged or already gone. Today I see with a clean internal eye. A soul. I see purple in nearly everything. I understand. For the first time, all is finally out of myself and into a tangible visual, hold it in my hand form.  The introvert turned inside out. Revelation. Eugene John Hughes. 2011. 

TIMELINE: 
Nov 8 2013: REVELATION. First Solo Show ever. Presented by JoMarVisions Gallery. Houston.
Oct 12 2013: Arts Market at Cross Creek Ranch.
Oct 5 2013: First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights.
Sept 7 2013: First Saturday Arts market in the Heights. 
July 6 2013: First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights.
June 15 2013: School Out!1970's Music Themed Group Show at Texas Art Asylum.
June 1 2013: First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights.
May 4  2013: First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights.

Apr 20 2013: JoMar Visions Spring Group Show 2013.
Mar 2  2013: First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights.
Feb 2  2013: First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights. Se
e links for details.
Jan 5  2013: First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights. See links for details.
December 2012: Holiday Group Show. JoMar Visions. Houston.
December 2012: Holiday Arts Markets, First and Second Saturday FSAM. Houston.
November 2012: Holiday Show. First Saturday Arts market in the Heights.
October 2012: First Saturday Art Market in the Heights. Houston
June 2012:"Speaking of Abstract" group show at Jomar Visions Gallery, Houston.
May 2012: Now showing at the Watson Huff Gallery. Main Street, Kingwood, TX.
April 2012: First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights. Houston.
March 2012: First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights. Houston.  
March 2012: Kingwood Art Society Spring Show & Competition. Kingwood, TX.
March 2012: "The Moonwalk'' Group show at The Heights Art Studio & Gallery.
February 2012: First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights. Houston.
February 2012: "The Moonwalk'' Group show at The Heights Art Studio & Gallery.
December  2011: "The White Moonwalk'' Group show at The Heights Art Studio & Gallery. See Links
November 2011:Kingwood Art Society Fall 2011 Show&Competition. Kingwood, TX.  
October 2011:''Autumn Moonwalk". Group show at The Heights Art Studio & Gallery. Houston.
September 2011: First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights. Houston.
August 2011: White Linen Night in the Heights ( in association with First Saturday Arts Market).
June 2011: Appointed President of the Kingwood Art Society.
June 2011: Commences  show and sale of his artwork at the First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights. Houston,TX. See the Links page.
May 2011: Lone Star Art Guild 2011 Show & Competition. Conroe,TX.  Winner third Place and First Honorable Mention, Abstract and Experimental Category.
March  2011: Kingwood Art Society Spring 2011 Show and Competition. Revelation No. 1  Blue Ribbon, Abstract Category and Field Awash Blue Ribbon, Watercolor Category. Roses, Copper won First Honorable Mention, Abstract Category.
February 2011: Houston Art Society Spring 2011 Show winner 5 ribbons, 1st,2nd,3rd,honorable mention in the Abstract/Experimental category and 3rd place in the Watercolor category. This is a real confidence booster!
November 2010: Kingwood Art Society Fall 2010 Show & Competition winner 4 ribbons: 1st, 3rd and 1st honorable in the
Abstract/Experimental category and 3rd in the watercolor category.

July 2010: Eugene achieved one of life's milestones - he turned 50. With career in place and a family well raised and supportive, he has seized both time and control over his creative self in pursuit of an established presence in the art community. As an artist, he is completely self-taught. His influences include Toulouse Lautrec, Kandinsky, Pollack and Warhol. Today he is most interested in abstract expressionism using primarily acrylics and mixed media as his tools of choice and experimentation incorporating plaster, earth elements, print and found media.