Nancy-lynne Hughes  

When you love what you do and do what you love it never feels like ‘work’, says Hughes.   Nancy’s works predominantly in acrylic but also enjoys other mediums.   

Her favorite subject is the local landscape; be that the intimate view of a beautiful flower, a flower garden, a bed of river rocks, or the vastness of the prairies around her.

She looks for those moments when the changing light turns the ordinary to the extraordinary and strives to capture and share those breath taking moments.

In addition to painting at her home studio Nancy has been teaching art at private teaching studios in Calgary for over 25 years.  

She is currently the owner of Hughes on Tenth, art classes & gallery offering art classes, workshops and painting holidays to students of all ages in all mediums.  

In January of 2014 Nancy moved to a new SE Calgary location with Kensington Art Supply to open the biggest and best art supply and instruction facility in the city J.


Nancy’s works hang in collections in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Australia, the United States and across Canada

Some of Nancy’s Art Show Experience

Cowichan Valley Arts Fair, Duncan BC – 2nd Place in Watercolor Division       

Parksville Art Fair – Honorable Mention – Watercolor Division

Heritage Park, Calgary – Two man show with artist Gerry Shapter                   

House of Hues Gallery, Calgary

Westlands Gallery, Calgary             

Calgary Real Estate Board - Juried show – calendar competition

Cover Feature – Jack Tenants Business News in Calgary           

Invermere, BC – Artists Showcase      

  Northern Lights Gallery, Calgary,  

Interpretations Artists Association - 1990 – 2000       

Founding Member  - 10 consecutive years Fall Gala Show & Spring Show

Procope Restaurant & Gallery, Vancouver, BC       

Art in the Park – Okotoks, Alberta

Art in The Parks - Red Deer, AB – outdoor art fair       

Calgary Stampede - Western Art Sales Salon, 2001       

Calgary Stampede – Western Art Auction, 2002

Udderly Art - Colorful Cows for Calgary – painted two bovine beauties - Colliers International and EFW Radiology

Rose Hip Gallery, Water Valley, AB/Calgary – 2002 – 2004       

Inaugural Calgary Show February 2004, Fall 2005 Art Show & Sale,   Winter 2007 to 2010 Art Show & Sale       

1984 – Present   Fall and Spring Art Show for students at Parkdale Community Association

Montgomery Community Association Student Art Show & Sale, May and November 2010       

Centennial Gallery, Calgary: Member 2006 to 2008

Prestige Gallery, Okotoks, 2008        

Gallery 213, Showcase Gallery at Swinton’s Art Supply and Instruction, May 2009

Hughes on Tenth, art classes & gallery, 2010 – 2013       

Framed on Fifth, November 2013, November 2017, June 2022       

Hughes Fine Art, November 2014


Memberships & Associations & Other

Cherry Point Artists Association, Duncan BC – former member       

Federation of Canadian Artists, Calgary AB – former member

Interpretations Artists Association, Calgary AB – founding/former member       

Rose Hip Gallery’s Collective of Artists – founding member

Toastmasters International – 2000 to Present – ATM Gold, CL       

Curator – “The Dream Lives On” – Canada wide art competition for AVRO Museum

Juror – Cochrane Art Show & Kirby Centre Art Show       

Guest Speaker/ Demonstration Artist/Critic – Kaleidoscope Art Group, Calgary Sketch Club,  Olds Art Club, Calgary Community Painters, Crescent View Artists Association


Some of Nancy’s Charitable Donations include

Liver Foundation        Kidney Foundation       

Stetsons Show Band        In From the Cold             

Okotoks Rotary Club Auction for Stars Air Ambulance

Pinebrook Ladies Charity Golf Tournament        Foothills Academy       

Children’s Wish Foundation        Missing Children's Association

Calgary Sun’s Sunshine Fund        Canadian Red Cross       

Safe Haven Foundation        Wings of Hope       

Canadian Police Association        WOR Veterans Memorial       

Prostate Cancer Foundation        Make-A-Wish Foundation        



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