Hughes, Louis

Technique: Acrylic


Louis Hughes was born in Montreal in 1958. After obtaining his bachelor's degree in French literature from Concordia University in Montreal, he decided to pursue his studies in political science and marketing at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM).


Afterwards Hughes spent time in Povungnituck, in Quebec’s Far North. It is there that the artist begins to ‘‘break the white’’, as he calls it, by painting the traces of the wind, the cold, the caribou, the geese, the bare trees, the bears… in short everything that surrounded and fascinated him in the rather monochrome environment.


Exhibitions, Awards and Honorable Mentions

Louis Hughes has had a number of solo and collective exhibitions in Quebec, Toronto and Massachusetts (USA)


In 1994, Hughes was selected among several Quebec artists to participate in the Melbourne Art Symposium, where he obtained an honorable mention. In 1998 he won the Prix Grand Public from the Center Teilhard de Chardin in Montreal. Hughes was also selected in 2002 to represent Canadian Art at a special exhibition in Boston, USA.



Louis Hughes works are included in several private and corporate collections in Canada. Corporations such as CGI, the National Bank of Montreal, UQTR, SECOR, and Les Cinémas Guzzo, to name a few. Hughes work can also be found in the Middle East and Africa. As well as at the Château Residence Club in Beaver Creek, USA, at the MacDonald in New Glasgow, and at Sandalwood Management in Texas. The International Ice Sport Federation of Lausanne, Switzerland has also acquired one of his works.



Trudeau, E. (2004). The Nordic landscape / Louis Hughes Courant nomad Galerie Lamoureux Ritzenhoff 1428 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal From November 12 to 25, 2004. Vie des arts, 49(196), 18–18.

Bernier, Robert (2015) The Line of Destiny /Louis Hughes. Journal Parcours p. 44-46

Bernier, Robert (2009) Revue Parcours spring-summer edition, p.100-101