About the Artist
Ann d’Arcy Hughes takes her inspiration from the spiritual journey of life, using Etching, Relief and Litho techniques to create a vision of the ethereal. “I use the language of imagery, through printmaking, to express what cannot be relayed verbally. The theme is the human passage through life and further. The stormy, or still waters are the times of trouble or joy, the Angels or Spirits are the forces of guidance.”
A printmaker of vast experience, Ann’s work is held in various collections, including the V & A and the Slade. With Hebe Vernon-Morris, she is co-author, of ‘Printmaking – Traditional and Contemporary techniques, published in 2009, in English, French, Spanish and Italian and reprinted in 2017.
In May 2010, with Helen Brown and Hebe Vernon-Morris, she founded bip-Art, a fine art, Open Access, Printmaking workshop in Brighton.
1967 – 1970 Slade School, London, UK
Assistant to Anthony Gross in the Etching department
1970 – Atelier 17, Paris, France
Assistant to Stanley Wiliam Hayter
1970 – 2010 – University of Brighton, UK
Course Leader and Lecturer in Printmaking
1980 – 1990 – Open College of the Arts, London and the South East, UK
2010 – ongoing – bip-Art Printmaking Studio, Brighton, UK
Founding member with Helen Brown and Hebe Vernon-Morris, Director and Tutor.