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About Anne Hughes

Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Anne Hughes has spent every summer of her life just north of Paul Smiths in the Adirondacks.  Her passion for all things natural – and the desire to “create” using nature’s treasures as her medium – stemmed from countless hours spent in the woods and walking along the roadsides.  She moved to San Francisco in 1986, and then to the Napa Valley in 2000…… where she became obsessed with the beauty of grasses – roadside weeds that few people ever notice.  She has mastered the art of preservation, and, with a keen eye for detail, has developed a truly unique style of art.  In June of 2015, Anne moved to Paul Smiths………the tiny community she now calls her home.

After receiving a BA from the University of Richmond in Art History in 1982, Anne went into the English antiques business, as well as catering and residential renovations.  She spent a year working at a gallery in Soho in New York CIty.  After moving to the Bay Area, she taught art to elementary students in Marin County for three years and ran summer art camps for numerous years as well. With no formal art training, Anne creates unique compositions using ordinary common place things found in nature.  

     Anne welcomes commissions.


Bonesteel Landscaping - North Bangor, NY

VIC - Paul Smiths, NY

ADK ART (Personal Studio) - 239 State Route 86, Paul Smiths, NY

    Open by Appointment or by chance  (415) 297-1700


VIC - Paul Smiths, NY - SamFest "renewal" Exhibition 2018

VIC - Paul Smiths, NY - Decomposition Show 2017

NorthWind Fine Arts, 11 Woodruff Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Lake Placid Center for the Arts Main Street Gallery, Lake Placid, NY

Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Algonquin Street, Lake Placid, NY

View; Old Forge, New York: November 12, 2016 - March 18, 2017

Marsh Heron Gallery at the VIC at Paul Smiths College, Paul Smiths, NY

Saranac Lake Historical Society Gift Shop, Saranac Lake, NY

“Feathers and Fibers” at the VIC at Paul Smiths in Sunspace Gallery (April - September 2016)

“Birds of a Feather” at NorthWind Fine Arts: August - September 2016

Lake Placid Center for the Arts: the Big Little Show Invitational 2015, 2016




Adirondack Artists Guild           

Lake Placid Center for the Arts 


Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Professional Member of Saranac Lake Artworks (2016-present)

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