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Melissa Hughes

Business Name: The Lazy H Studios LLC
Type of Work: Oil Painting & Pastel

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Melissa Hughes began her art career by first pursuing her Bachelor’s in Communication Studies, with a minor in Fine Art, from Ohio University in 2011. While continuing her art studies by attaining her Masters in Fine Art from The Academy of Art in San Francisco in 2016, Melissa is also actively involved in the equestrian world through training and Dressage competition. Melissa’s journey to discover a deeper understanding of individuals who choose to peruse a passionate existence through a hobby had led her to begin focusing her artistic style on unique portraiture of passionate individuals, as well as woke that focuses on the partnership between horses and riders. Her technique involves thoroughly studying her subjects in person, capturing countless candid references under natural conditions, and combining these elements together in the studio to create a true representation of subject. Melissa also regularly works on commissions and portraits, in both photography and oil paints, using her desire to capture the underlying personality and emotion of her subjects. Melissa’s works can be found in many private collections all over the United States, and have been exhibited in the Ohio Annual Show at the Zanesville Museum of Art, as well as in the Akron Art Prize in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. She has also received an Honorable Mention award during the 2016 Y-Bridge Arts Festival in 2016 with one of her portrait works, and has been invited to display her work at the 2017 Alternative Approaches Art Show in Akron, Ohio.

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