Nancy-lynne Hughes


When you love what you do and do what you love it never feels like ‘work’, says Hughes.   Nancy’s works predominantly in acrylic but also enjoys other mediums.   

Her favorite subject is the local landscape; be that the intimate view of a beautiful flower, a flower garden, a bed of river rocks, or the vastness of the prairies around her.

She looks for those moments when the changing light turns the ordinary to the extraordinary and strives to capture and share those breath taking moments.

In addition to painting at her home studio Nancy has been teaching art at private teaching studios in Calgary for over 25 years.  

She is currently the owner of Hughes on Tenth, art classes & gallery offering art classes, workshops and painting holidays to students of all ages in all mediums.  

In January of 2014 Nancy moved to a new SE Calgary location with Kensington Art Supply to open the biggest and best art supply and instruction facility in the city J.


Nancy’s works hang in collections in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Australia, the United States and across Canada


Some of Nancy’s Art Show Experience:

Cowichan Valley Arts Fair, Duncan BC – 2nd Place in Watercolor Division        Parksville Art Fair – Honorable Mention – Watercolor Division

Heritage Park, Calgary – Two man show with artist Gerry Shapter                    House of Hues Gallery, Calgary

Westlands Gallery, Calgary              Calgary Real Estate Board - Juried show – calendar competition

Cover Feature – Jack Tenants Business News in Calgary            Invermere, BC – Artists Showcase        Northern Lights Gallery, Calgary,  

Interpretations Artists Association - 1990 – 2000        Founding Member  - 10 consecutive years Fall Gala Show & Spring Show

Procope Restaurant & Gallery, Vancouver, BC        Art in the Park – Okotoks, Alberta

Art in The Parks - Red Deer, AB – outdoor art fair        Calgary Stampede - Western Art Sales Salon, 2001        Calgary Stampede – Western Art Auction, 2002

Udderly Art - Colorful Cows for Calgary – painted two bovine beauties - Colliers International and EFW Radiology

Rose Hip Gallery, Water Valley, AB/Calgary – 2002 – 2004        Inaugural Calgary Show February 2004

Fall 2005 Art Show & Sale    Winter 2007 to 2010 Art Show & Sale        1984 – Present   Fall and Spring Art Show for students at Parkdale Community Association

Montgomery Community Association Student Art Show & Sale, May and November 2010        Centennial Gallery, Calgary: Member 2006 to 2008

Prestige Gallery, Okotoks, 2008         Gallery 213           May 2009        Showcase Gallery at Swinton’s Art Supply and Instruction

Hughes on Tenth, art classes & gallery, 2010 – 2013        Framed on Fifth, November 2013        Hughes Fine Art, November 2014


Memberships & Associations & Other


Cherry Point Artists Association, Duncan BC – former member        Federation of Canadian Artists, Calgary AB – former member

Interpretations Artists Association, Calgary AB – founding/former member        Rose Hip Gallery’s Collective of Artists – founding member

Toastmasters International – 2000 to Present – ATM Gold, CL        Curator – “The Dream Lives On” – Canada wide art competition for AVRO Museum

Juror – Cochrane Art Show & Kirby Centre Art Show        Guest Speaker/ Demonstration Artist/Critic – Kaleidoscope Art Group, Calgary Sketch Club,  Olds Art Club,

Calgary Community Painters, Crescent View Artists Association


Some of Nancy’s Charitable Donations include

Liver Foundation        Kidney Foundation        Stetsons Show Band        Okotoks Rotary Club Auction for Stars Air Ambulance

Pinebrook Ladies Charity Golf Tournament          Foothills Academy        Children’s Wish Foundation        Missing Children's Association

Calgary Sun’s Sunshine Fund        Canadian Red Cross        Safe Haven Foundation        Wings of Hope        Canadian Police Association

WOR Veterans Memorial        Prostate Cancer Foundation        Make-A-Wish Foundation        In From the Cold  



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