Wilma Brooks Hughes

We moved from Victoria to Nelson with our young family in 1974 and then around the province until we settled in Prince George for 20 years.  I worked as an optician and managed a finishing lab for several Optometrists.
My husband and I moved back to the Kootenays in 1998.    At that time I retired from Optics and taught quilting and adult sewing, both for beginners.
In 2002 I started painting in watercolour.   Since then I have progressed to acrylic painting and making prints from lino cuts and monoprints.  Etching and dry point is also exciting to me.  I am an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.   I have received 2 awards of excellence from the FCA for my coloured pencil work.
My subject matter is very much influenced by extraordinary things found in everyday life.  I am more likely to paint the single leaf than the whole tree.

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