Interested in this painting? You might win it if you attend the BIPS Green Gala

hughes galleryInterested in a beautiful piece of art by Neal Hughes? This beautiful 22 inch by 26 inch portrayal of the Range Light will be up for auction at the Barrier Island Parks Society Green Gala, to be held on Friday, March 18, under a tent at the Boca Bay Pass Club.

Neal Hughes is a graduate of The Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts) who resides in Moorestown, N.J. A former illustrator, Neal has been painting professionally for more than 30 years.

His work has been accepted into many local and national juried exhibitions such as the Oil Painters of America National and Regional Exhibitions. His work has also been juried into the International Marine Art Exhibition at the Gallery at Mystic Seaport, the ARC Salon and the National Exhibition of The American Society of Marine Artists.

Plein air awards include First Place – Bath County Plein Air Festival 2015, first place quick draw – Plein Air Easton 2015, Best Use of Light – Easels in Frederick 2015, Wayne Art Center Award – Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival 2015, Luc Herbots Memorial Award – Solomons Island Plein Air Festival 2015, First Place – Lighthouse Art Center Plein Air Festival 2015, First place quick draw – Bath County Plein Air Festival 2014.

The painting will be on display at Hughes Gallery (in the Island Bike n Beach building). Stop by and take a look and, if you’re very serious, Barbara Hughes, the gallery owner, said you can take it home and try it out.

The value of this framed work of art is $4,500. Call Hughes Gallery at 964-4273 for more information about the artist or the painting.