In addition to his extensive and varied mural work, Hugues is an accomplished painter, working predominantly in oils and acrylics. His signature atmospheric European interiors and urban landscapes draw heavy inspiration from American Realism, a movement of the early 20th Century defined by its focus on everyday social realities, and often associated with American painter Edward Hopper. Hugues makes the style his own with his intense focus on dramatic lighting, and an occasional capricious flourish.
Recently, Hugues was awarded Second Prize in the Painting (Rural Subject and/or Landscape) Class at the 2015 Royal Arts & Crafts Show, for his landscape 'Sandy Hollow'.
A collection of European interiors and Australian landscapes on canvas are available through Marcia Moulton, Director of Moulton Galleries in Mosman, Sydney.