Hugh Wilson is an artist who works primarily from life. He received his MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art in 2004. Hugh has traveled and painted in remote locations around the globe focusing on the painted portrait. His travels began when he was invited to Algeria by the US Ambassador to make portraits for an exhibition in Algiers.
In 2015, Hugh was Artist in Residence at CHAVÓN in the Dominican Republic, where he documented Haitian migrants working in the sugar cane fields.
His paintings have been exhibited in public spaces in the US and abroad.
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