Born: Dowlais Top

Resident: Cheltenham Gloucestershire

Newport College of Art
Leicester College of Art
Royal College of Art

Arts Council of Great Britain
Welsh Arts Council
Contemporary Arts Society
Welsh Contemporary Arts Society
Royal College of Art
Grosvenor Gallery London
McRoberts and Tunnard London
New Art Centre London
Walker Art Gallery Liverpool
Midland Group
National Museum of Wales
MOMA Wales
Glynn Vivian Gallery Swansea
Newport Museum & Art Gallery Newport

Robert Alwyn Hughes


Finding inspiration for his work both at home in the Welsh countryside and its traditions, and a more diverse range of cultural and historical moments. Hughes's work is a striking example of the ability to merge ideas and imagery from a variety of sources. The subject matter and narrative belongs to the past, but the imagery to the present day.

"Robert Alwyn Hughes provides a visual narrative through which he presents his own contemporary interpretation. As with all of his work the pieces are bold and often disquieting and create a fascinating melting pot, raising the question of how these varying cultural contexts at once question and inform each other. A hybrid of traditional and contemporary material and ethereal, symbolic and real, demonstrates the power of the image to speak in ways which are fresh, bold and challenging.

Hughes suggests that transcribed, the paintings are about symbolic fantasies, where resemblance is exchanged for dissemblance, appearance for disappearance and the material exchanged for the
...'indistinct breath of the image'.

'At Valleys End' 1 1961

'At Valleys End' 2 1961

'At Valleys End' 1 2010

'At Valleys End' 2 2010

'At Valleys End' 3 2010

'At Valleys End' 4 2010

'Pwll Glas' - Pontsarn 2011

'Eira - Snow' Pengarnddu 2011

'Outcrop - Trecatti' 2011

'Lle Genedigaeth' - Birthplace 2011

'Tre Hir' Longtown 2011

'Black Tip' 2011

'Tip Morgan' 2011

'Of Tides that never touched the Shore' 2011