Faculty of Art

Drawing and Painting



aka. Emily Hues, Drawing and Painting

“In my recent work, I reflect on my childhood as I contemplate the person I am today. I am interested in the idea of manipulating old photographs; I didn’t capture the original images, but instead expose the ghost of a moment that was.”

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Emily Hughes is an emerging Canadian artist based in the Greater Toronto Area, with a BFA from OCAD University and a specialization in Drawing and Painting. Emily paints primarily in oils, employing the traditional “alla prima,” or wet-on-wet technique; she often completes a piece in one sitting. Her work is largely portraiture-based as she contemplates the human condition on canvas. Each work is an exploration of memories, dreams, and the ways in which they often overlap or become indiscernible.
OCAD U - Faculty of Art
Drawing and Painting
Major Completed, 2021

Oil Painting Drawing Portraiture Digital Art Figurative Art

2021, Virtual Exhibition - A Ghost of a Moment That Was
2020, Double Mirror
OCAD University, Toronto ON
2019, Outside the Lines
The Freedom Factory, Toronto ON
2019, V@M
The Freedom Factory, Toronto ON
2017, Portfolio Night
Oakville Galleries, Gairloch Gardens, Oakville ON