Kate Hughes is a London-based artist working in a range of media, from large scale paintings to intricate pen and pencil drawings. Her work is concerned with the natural world, anatomy & the body and microbiological imagery as well as portraiture.

Hughes studied Fine Art at The City and Guilds of London Art School. She is the winner of the De Laszlo Prize for Portraiture and the Haworth Prize. For her collaborative work with Art Neuro she was mentioned in The Guardian.

The combination of Kate’s technical prowess with her poetic compositions boldly imbues traditional media with contemporary relevance. From working with texts such as Ovid’s Metamorphosis to immersing herself in open heart surgery theatres, Kate’s diverse inspirations make for alert, sensual and unique work
— M Mattar, Author
Acutely observed acrylic paintings, sensitively realised as precious fragments
— Professor David Rayson, Head of Painting at Royal College of Art