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"New Jersey artist Neal Hughes uses his considerable artistic skills as an act of celebration and testament, and he is rewarded with inspiration that helps him make creative decisions that elevate his oil landscapes."
M. Stephen Doherty, Editor, American Artist Magazine.


Neal Hughes is a graduate of The Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts) and resides in the historic town of Moorestown , New Jersey .

A former illustrator, Neal has been painting professionally for over 30 years. His work has been accepted into many local and national juried exhibitions such as the Oil Painters of America National and Regional Exhibitions. His work has also been juried into the International Marine Art Exhibition at the Gallery at Mystic Seaport, the ARC Salon and the National Exhibition of The American Society of Marine Artists .

Awards include an Award of Excellence from Oil Painters of America at the 2012 Eastern Regional Exhibition, the Maritime Gallery Yachting Award and Awards of Excellence (2006 and 2013) at the prestigious International Marine Art Exhibition at the Gallery at Mystic Seaport. He was also awarded a Certificate of Excellence at the Fourteenth Annual Art of the Portrait Conference by the Portrait Society of America. In addition, Neal was the grand prize winner of the Utrecht 60th Anniversary Art Competition, winning the top prize out of over 12,000 entries and his work has been featured in American Artist Magazine as well as other publications.

Neal was elected a “Fellow” of the American Society of Marine Artists and is also a member of Oil Painters of America.




A Mothers Rest by Cornelius Hughes
18x24   Oil

Please check out the work of my son
Cornelius Hughes:







Plein Air Easton
Easton Maryland
July 11 - 19, 2015

Easels In Frederick
Juried Plein Air Event
June 15 - 20, 2015
Frederick, MD

Fourth Annual Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition and Festival
Canandaigua, NY
June 10 - 14, 2015

Past Exhibits and Events:

Wayne Art Center Award
Wayne Art Center 9th Annual Plein Air Festival
Wayne, PA
May 2015

1st Place Award
8th Annual Plein Air Competition
Noyes Museum of Art
Hammonton, NJ
May 2015

Featured Artist
Modern Marine Masters Exhibition and Sale

The Maritime Gallery At Mystic Seaport
May 17 - July 19, 2015

Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition at
Cutter & Cutter Fine Art Brilliance in Color Gallery
Saint Augustine, Florida
April 29 – May 25, 2015

1st Place Award
2nd Annual Plein Air Festival

Lighthouse Art Center
Tequesta, FL
March 12-15, 2015

First Place - Quick Draw Competition
The 2nd Annual Bath County  Plein Air Competition and Arts Festival

September 29th- October 5, 2014
Warm Springs, Virginia

Painting Demo
Burlington County Art Guild
April 2015 Burlington County Library, Westhampton, NJ

35th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition
The Maritime Gallery At Mystic Seaport
September 28 - December 31, 2014

The Greater Burlington Chamber of Commerce Award
Plein Air Burlington 2014

The Lyceum Hall Center For The Arts
September 5 - 13, 2014
Exhibition through November 11, 2014
Burlington, NJ

The Laumeister Fine Art Competition
The Bennington Center For The Arts
Bennington, VT
August 30 - December 21, 2014

Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop with Neal Hughes
Burlington County, NJ
August 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2014
9:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Thursday

Summer on the Water: A Marine Art Exhibition
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT
June 12 - July 31, 2014

Plein Air Easton
Easton Maryland
July 12 - 20, 2014

The Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery
The Maritime Gallery At Mystic Seaport
Through September 21, 2014

"Plein Air Festival 2014"
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA    
Exhibition - May 17– June 28, 2014

Cumberland Society Juried Exhibition 2013
Richland Fine Art
Nashville, TN
Opening reception, October 3, 2013

International Marine Art Exhibition
The Maritime Gallery At Mystic Seaport
September 2013




American Artist Magazine February 2010
Cover                                Article

The Artists Magazine

ASMA(American Society of Marine Artists) News and Journal

Art Knowledge News (online)

Antiques And The Arts Online

Marine Art Quarterly

Fine Art Connoisseur

American Art Collector Magazine




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